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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2001
  • pp: 2561–2570

Laser-induced fluorescence excitation spectroscopy of the magnesium oxide B 1Σ+A 1Π system

Christopher B. Dreyer, John W. Daily, Angel Abbud-Madrid, and Melvyn C. Branch  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 15, pp. 2561-2570 (2001)

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Excitation scans of the MgO B1Σ+A1Π transition were made in a seeded acetylene–air flame. The combustion of magnesium in oxygen and carbon dioxide is well known and is of significant interest for fire safety, solid propellant applications, and recently for use as an in situ resource propellant for planetary exploration of Mars. This spectroscopic study expands the available data on this electronic transition, particularly data at high rotational states that are lacking in the literature. Rotational parameters of the v = 0, 1, and 2 states of B1Σ+ are derived.

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OCIS Codes
(120.1740) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Combustion diagnostics
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence
(300.6360) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, laser

Original Manuscript: May 23, 2000
Revised Manuscript: December 8, 2000
Published: May 20, 2001

Christopher B. Dreyer, John W. Daily, Angel Abbud-Madrid, and Melvyn C. Branch, "Laser-induced fluorescence excitation spectroscopy of the magnesium oxide B1Σ+–A1Π system," Appl. Opt. 40, 2561-2570 (2001)

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