Observation of Pr+ Ions in Paul Trap
J. Dembczyński, D. Stefańska, G. Szawioła, B. Furmann, E. Stachowska, A. Jarosz, B. Arcimowicz, A. Buczek, W. Koczorowski, A. Krzykowski, A. Kajoch, M. Elantkowska, J. Ruczkowski and W. Kowalkiewicz
Chair of Atomic Physics, Poznań Technical University, Piotrowo 3, 60-965 Poznań, Poland
Received: June 6, 1997
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The first observation of Pr+ ions stored in a Paul trap is reported. Initially the ions were observed by the electronic detection method, and further the laser induced fluorescence, following resonance absorption at a certain optical transition in Pr+ ion, which is excited from the ground state, was recorded. Moreover, fluorescence signal following the excitation from a low-lying metastable state could be detected. The Paul trap system and some other parts of the experimental setup were constructed within the frame of this work and thus are briefly described in the present contribution.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.92.517
PACS numbers: 32.80.Pj