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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1976
  • pp: 2649–2653

Determination of the line shapes of atomic nitrogen resonance lines by magnetic scans

George M. Lawrence, Dieter Kley, and Edward J. Stone  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 15, Issue 11, pp. 2649-2653 (1976)

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A technique is given for calibrating an atomic nitrogen resonance lamp for use in determining column densities of atoms in specific states. A discharge lamp emitting the NI multiplets at 1200 Å and 1493 Å is studied by obtaining absorption by atoms in a magnetic field (0–2.5 T). This magnetic scanning technique enables the determination of the absorbing atom column density, and an empirical curve of growth is obtained because the atomic f-value is known. Thus, the calibrated lamp can be used in the determination of atomic column densities.

© 1976 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 17, 1976
Published: November 1, 1976

George M. Lawrence, Dieter Kley, and Edward J. Stone, "Determination of the line shapes of atomic nitrogen resonance lines by magnetic scans," Appl. Opt. 15, 2649-2653 (1976)

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