The sodium D2-line in electric and magnetic fields - Part II. Perpendicularly crossed fields

Laurentius Windholz, Maurizio Ermanno Musso

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The influence of perpendicularly crossed electric and magnetic fields of comparable strength on the hyperfine components of the sodium D2-line was studied by means of laser-atomic-beam spectroscopy. The observed spectra show changes in the polarization type (σ, π) when one of the fields becomes dominant relative to the other. Theoretical calculations confirm the experimental observations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-19
Number of pages13
JournalZeitschrift für Physik / D
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1994



  • 31.20
  • 32.60

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Fields of Expertise

  • Sonstiges

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