The atomic spectroscopy facility

The atomic, Molecular and Laser Physics group has a longstanding expertise in atomic spectroscopy experiments, also in relation to laser-isotope separation on various elements. Atomic beam machines are avaliable to produce collimated beams of atoms to perform crossed-beam high-resolution spectroscopy. Resistively heated and laser heated tantalum ovens are in operation for the production of effusive beams of Ca, Yb, Gd, Pd, etc. Continuous wave and high-repetition rate (multiple kHz) injection seeded lasers of narrow bandwidth are installed to perfrom multi-step excitation in atoms. With the availability of home-built frequency coubling stages a very broad wavelength coverage is established, ranging from the near infrared to deep-UV wavelengths.


Contact Person at LCVU: Wim Ubachs, email: