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.
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- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
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