Stark effect in atomic helium in very high electric field up to 1500 kV/cm

Laurentius Windholz, R. Drozdowski, J. Kwela, J. Heldt

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In the spectral range between 480 nm and 630 nm the Stark effect of the transitions n 1Q - 2 1S, n 1Q - 2 1P and n 3Q - 2 3 P (n = 3 ÷ 9, Q = S, P, . . .) was studied using electric field up to 1500 kV/cm. For such a high field the Stark splitting becomes greater than the simple structure of the atom. Hence, anticrossings of the Stark components of the same magnetic quantum number occur. The experimental results have been compared with the theoretically determined shifts. The results of calculations show good agreement with observation not only for low field values, but also in high fields and in case of level anticrossings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-61
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of SPIE
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • Anticrossings
  • Stark effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Fields of Expertise

  • Sonstiges

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