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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 1978
  • pp: 3081–3087

Spectroscopic analysis of the transverse excited C3Πu → B3Πg (0—0) uv laser band of N2 at room temperature

Alain Petit, Françoise Launay, and Joëlle Rostas  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 17, Issue 19, pp. 3081-3087 (1978)

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A new high-resolution spectroscopic study of the 0—0 transition (3371 Å) in the N2 Second Positive System excited by a pulsed transverse electrical discharge has been carried out with a 14-m Czerny-Turner spectrograph. A detailed rotational analysis of the spectrum has pointed out a few misassignments in the earlier work of Dieke and Heath. The simple model proposed by Patel has been applied to the nitrogen laser in order to explain the optical gain formation on the different branches. The experimental results are in reasonable agreement with the theoretical model.

© 1978 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 10, 1977
Published: October 1, 1978

Alain Petit, Françoise Launay, and Joëlle Rostas, "Spectroscopic analysis of the transverse excited C3Πu → B3Πg (0—0) uv laser band of N2 at room temperature," Appl. Opt. 17, 3081-3087 (1978)

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