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See detailLogic operations in a doped solid driven by stimulated Raman adiabatic passage
Beil, F.; Halfmann, T.; Remacle, Françoise ULg et al

in Physical Review A (2011), 83

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See detailToward scalable information processing with ultracold polar molecules in an electric field: a numerical investigation
Bomble, Laëtitia; Pellegrini, Philippe; Ghesquière, Pierre et al

in Physical Review A (2010), 82

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See detailC 1s and N 1s core excitation of aniline: Experiment by electron impact and ab initio calculations
Duflot, D.; Flament, J. P.; Giuliani, Alexandre et al

in Physical Review A (2007), 75(5), 052719

Core shell excitation spectra of aniline at the carbon and nitrogen 1s edges have been obtained by inner-shell electron energy-loss spectroscopy recorded under scattering conditions where electric dipolar ... [more ▼]

Core shell excitation spectra of aniline at the carbon and nitrogen 1s edges have been obtained by inner-shell electron energy-loss spectroscopy recorded under scattering conditions where electric dipolar conditions dominate, with higher resolution than in the previous studies. They are interpreted with the aid of ab initio configuration interaction calculations. The spectrum at the C 1s edge is dominated by an intense pi(*) band. The calculated chemical shift due to the different chemical environment at the carbon 1s edge calculated is in agreement with the experimental observations within a few tenths of an eV. The transition energies of the most intense bands in the C 1s excitation spectrum are discussed at different levels of calculations. In the nitrogen 1s excitation spectrum the most intense bands are due to Rydberg-valence transitions involving the sigma(*)-type molecular orbitals, in agreement with the experiment. This assignment is different from that of extended Huckel molecular orbital calculations. The geometries of the core excited states have been calculated and compared to their equivalent core molecules and benzene. [less ▲]

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See detailLaser-probing measurements and calculations of lifetimes of the 5d D-2(3/2) and 5d D-2(5/2) metastable levels in BaII
Gurell, J.; Biémont, Emile ULg; Blagoev, K. et al

in Physical Review A (2007), 75(5), 1-6

The two metastable levels 5d(2)D(3/2) and 5d(2) D-5/2 in Ba II both show extremely long lifetimes of the order of several tens of seconds each. This has been found both by experiments and by theoretical ... [more ▼]

The two metastable levels 5d(2)D(3/2) and 5d(2) D-5/2 in Ba II both show extremely long lifetimes of the order of several tens of seconds each. This has been found both by experiments and by theoretical predictions. The small transition probabilities associated with these two levels make them interesting and challenging for theoreticians as well as for experimentalists. Several calculations and measurements of these two lifetimes have been made previously but discrepancies between the results are present. This article presents values of ??? = 89.4 +/- 15.6 s for the D-2(3/2) level and ??? = 32.0 +/- 4.6 s for the D-2(5/2) level measured in a beam-laser experiment performed at the ion storage ring CRYRING. These values are supported by our new calculations resulting in ???= 82.0 s for the D-2(3/2) level and ???= 31.6 s for the D-2(5/2) level. [less ▲]

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See detailDisentanglement of magnetic field mixing reveals the spontaneous M2 decay rate for a metastable level in Xe+
Schef, P.; Lundin, P.; Biémont, Emile ULg et al

in Physical Review A (2005), 72(2),

We have investigated the radiative decay of the metastable level 5d(4)D(7/2) in Xe+. Theoretically we find the decay to be heavily dominated by an M2 transition and not by M1/E2 transitions. Lifetime ... [more ▼]

We have investigated the radiative decay of the metastable level 5d(4)D(7/2) in Xe+. Theoretically we find the decay to be heavily dominated by an M2 transition and not by M1/E2 transitions. Lifetime measurements of 5d(4)D(7/2) in a storage ring are difficult since magnetic mixing of the metastable with a short-lived level quenches its population. Decay rates were determined at different magnetic field strengths (B) in order to allow a nonlinear extrapolation to B=0. The experimental lifetime of 2.4 +/- 0.8 s was in agreement with the calculated value, but much smaller than previously estimated. [less ▲]

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See detailRadiative lifetime and transition probabilities in CdI and CdII
Xu, H. L.; Persson, A.; Svanberg, S. et al

in Physical Review A (2004), 70(4), 1-14

Radiative lifetimes of 11 levels belonging to the 5s5p P-1(1)o 5snd D-3(1,2) (n=6-9) and 5sns S-3(1) (n=7,8) series of Cd I, and of 5 levels of Cd II (i.e., 4d(10)5p P-2(1/2.3/2)o, 4d(10)6s S-2(1/2), and ... [more ▼]

Radiative lifetimes of 11 levels belonging to the 5s5p P-1(1)o 5snd D-3(1,2) (n=6-9) and 5sns S-3(1) (n=7,8) series of Cd I, and of 5 levels of Cd II (i.e., 4d(10)5p P-2(1/2.3/2)o, 4d(10)6s S-2(1/2), and 4d(10)5d D-2(3/2,5/2)) have been measured using the time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence technique. Free neutral and singly ionized cadmium atoms have been generated by laser ablation. Single- or two-step excitation processes were considered to populate the levels under study. Branching fractions of Cd II transitions have been measured by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy. Transition probabilities and oscillator strengths for Cd I and Cd II spectral lines originating from the above states as well as from the 4d(9)5 s(22)D(3/2,5/2) states of Cd II have been deduced by combining the experimental lifetimes and theoretical branching fractions obtained in multiconfigurational relativistic Hartree-Fock calculations taking core-polarization effects into account. [less ▲]

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See detailRadiative lifetimes of 6sns S-3(1) and 6snd D-3(1) excited states of HgI
Blagoev, K.; Pentchev, V.; Biémont, Emile ULg et al

in Physical Review A (2002), 66(3),

Natural radiative lifetimes have been measured along the 6sns S-3(1) (n=7-10) and 6snd D-3(1) (n=6-11) Rydberg series of neutral mercury using time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy in a ... [more ▼]

Natural radiative lifetimes have been measured along the 6sns S-3(1) (n=7-10) and 6snd D-3(1) (n=6-11) Rydberg series of neutral mercury using time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy in a laser-produced mercury plasma. The states of Hg I investigated in the present work were populated from the ground state by a stepwise excitation process. Relativistic Hartree-Fock calculations, including intravalence interactions and core-polarization effects, have been performed and the theoretical lifetimes have been compared with the measurements. [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental and theoretical investigation of radiative decay rates of metastable levels in LaII
Derkatch, A.; Ilyinsky, L.; Mannervik, S. et al

in Physical Review A (2002), 65(6),

An experimental and theoretical investigation of lifetimes of metastable levels in La II has been performed. The experimentally obtained results using the laser probing of a stored ion beam were tau=5.2 ... [more ▼]

An experimental and theoretical investigation of lifetimes of metastable levels in La II has been performed. The experimentally obtained results using the laser probing of a stored ion beam were tau=5.2+/-0.2 s for the a(1)G(4) and tau=2.1+/-0.3 s for the b(1)D(2) levels. Within the error bars, the results are in good agreement with the relativistic Hartree-Fock calculations including core polarization. [less ▲]

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See detailTime-resolved laser-induced fluorescence lifetime measurements and theoretical transition probabilities in Tb III
Biémont, Emile ULg; Garnir, Henri-Pierre ULg; Quinet, Pascal ULg et al

in Physical Review A (2002), 65(5),

Lifetimes of four short-lived levels belonging to the 4f(8)(F-7)6p configuration of Tb III have been measured using a two-step excitation time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence technique. They agree ... [more ▼]

Lifetimes of four short-lived levels belonging to the 4f(8)(F-7)6p configuration of Tb III have been measured using a two-step excitation time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence technique. They agree quite well with multiconfigurational relativistic Hartree-Fock calculations performed with inclusion of core-polarization effects. Using the experimental lifetimes and the theoretical branching fractions, a set of transition probabilities has been deduced for this ion. [less ▲]

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