RILIS applications at CERN/ISOLDE

B. A. Marsh, V. N. Fedosseev, D. A. Fink, T. Day Goodacre, R. E. Rossel, S. Rothe, D. V. Fedorov, N. Imai, M. D. Seliverstov, P. Molkanov

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Since 2011 the ISOLDE Resonance Ionization Laser Ion Source (RILIS) has comprised a dual system of three dye and three Ti:sapphire lasers capable of gap-free wavelength tuning from 210 to 950 nm. Temporal synchronization of the lasers has enabled several operating modes to be established which make optimal use of the complementary characteristics of each laser type. This flexibility of the system has presented several opportunities for additional atomic spectroscopy studies and ionization scheme development, whilst also enabling an increase in the number of operating hours for standard ion beam production. The extended capabilities of the dual-RILIS system are exemplified by the recent operational highlights. These include on-line ionization scheme development (At, Ca), measurements of ionization energies (At, Po), in-source resonance ionization spectroscopy of exotic isotopes (At, Au, Po), and the provision of a fibre-coupled narrow-linewidth Ti:sapphire beam for the on-line commissioning of the CRIS experiment (Fr).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-111
Number of pages11
JournalHyperfine Interactions
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014


  • Calcium
  • Laser ion source


Dive into the research topics of 'RILIS applications at CERN/ISOLDE'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this