# Parity violation in atomic ytterbium: Experimental sensitivity and systematics

@article{Tsigutkin2010ParityVI,
title={Parity violation in atomic ytterbium: Experimental sensitivity and systematics},
author={Konstantin Tsigutkin and Dimitri R. Dounas-Frazer and A. Family and Jason E. Stalnaker and Valeriy V Yashchuk and Dmitry Budker},
journal={Physical Review A},
year={2010},
volume={81},
pages={032114}
}
• Published 4 January 2010
• Physics
• Physical Review A
We present a detailed description of the observation of parity violation in the 6s 2 1 S0 ! 5d6s 3 D1 408-nm forbidden transition of ytterbium, a brief report of which appeared earlier. Linearly polarized 408-nm light interacts with Yb atoms in crossed E- and B-fields. The probability of the 408nm transition contains a parity violating term, proportional to (E · B)[(E × E) · B], arising from interference between the parity violating amplitude and the Stark amplitude due to the E-field (E is the…
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