Test of mp/me changes using vibrational transitions in N2+

Kajita, Masatoshi, Gopakumar, Geetha, Abe, Minori, Hada, Masahiko and Keller, Matthias (2014) Test of mp/me changes using vibrational transitions in N2+. Physical Review A, 89 (3). ISSN 1050-2947

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In this paper we propose to utilize the X2Σg(ν,N,F,M)=(0,0,1/2,±1/2)→(1,0,1/2,±1/2) or (2,0,1/2,±1/2) transition of N2+ (I=0) to test variations of the proton-to-electron mass ratio. The X2Σg ground state exhibits no quadrupole shift and the Zeeman shift of the N=0→N=0 transition is exactly zero. Because N2+ is nonpolar, systematic level shifts such as Stark shifts induced by trap electric field or blackbody radiation are very small and the thermalization of the rotational states is inhibited. This eases the requirements on the experimental setup significantly. Employing Raman transitions at the “magic” wavelength the (0,0,1/2,±1/2)→(1,0,1/2,±1/2) or (2,0,1/2,±1/2) transition frequency can be measured very precisely.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Depositing User: Billy Wichaidit
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2018 15:44
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2018 15:44
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/73592

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