The 33P state of positronium is an intermediate level suitable for producing long-lived positronium states. On one hand, it can be used in a two-step laser excitation scheme from the ground state to Rydberg levels. On the other hand, excitation of positronium to 33P level is a simple pathway for producing metastable 23S positronium atoms by spontaneous radiactive decay. In this work, experiments showing the production of such long-lived levels, using the 33P state as intermediate state, are presented. The characteristics of the two long-lived levels, in view of experiments of deflectometry/interferometry with positronium, are discussed.

Production of long-lived positronium states via laser excitation to 33P level

Aghion S.;Consolati G.;Evans C.;Ferragut R.;
2019-01-01

Abstract

The 33P state of positronium is an intermediate level suitable for producing long-lived positronium states. On one hand, it can be used in a two-step laser excitation scheme from the ground state to Rydberg levels. On the other hand, excitation of positronium to 33P level is a simple pathway for producing metastable 23S positronium atoms by spontaneous radiactive decay. In this work, experiments showing the production of such long-lived levels, using the 33P state as intermediate state, are presented. The characteristics of the two long-lived levels, in view of experiments of deflectometry/interferometry with positronium, are discussed.
18th International Conference on Positron Annihilation: Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy-Fundamentals, Techniques ad Applications, ICPA 2018
978-0-7354-1929-2
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