We have measured the absolute polarization of the 2[Formula Presented]-2[Formula Presented][Formula Presented])3s[3/2[Formula Presented] magnetic quadrupole transition in Ne-like barium, excited in an electron-beam ion trap at a variety of energies. We find strong evidence for the existence of resonant excitation processes that are not explained by our collisional-radiative calculations even when the polarization arising from impact excitation is included. At energies well away from where the resonances occur, the agreement between experiment and theory is good.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics