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Towards high-resolution spectroscopy with high harmonic generation in highly charged ions

Event Details

Event Dates: 

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 2:00pm

Seminar Location: 

  • JILA X325

Speaker Name(s): 

Janko Nauta

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics Quantum Dynamics and Control
Seminar Type/Subject

Scientific Seminar Type: 

  • JILA Public Seminar

Event Details & Abstract: 

Highly charged ions (HCI) are atomic systems with a few tightly bound electrons. They exhibit much more pronounced quantum electrodynamic effects than neutrals and singly charged particles, thus allowing for accurate tests of fundamental theories. Recently, ultra-narrow transitions have been predicted which might be suitable for the next generation optical clocks. In Heidelberg, we use electron beam ion traps to study HCI. I will present different experiments which have been performed recently in our group, and ultimately discuss a new project where we want to use an XUV frequency comb to study HCI with ultra-high precision. This will open up an exciting and un-explored field of high-precision spectrocopy in the extreme ultraviolette regime on these ions.