Radiative lifetimes of ten odd-parity levels of V I belonging to the 3d<sup>3</sup>4s4p and 3d<sup>4</sup>4p configurations and of 11 odd-parity levels of V II belonging to the 3d<sup>3</sup>4p configuration are reported. The lifetimes were measured with use of single-step excitation and time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy. The neutral and singly ionized vanadium atoms were produced in a laser-induced vanadium plasma.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 4, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 24, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 27, 2006
Huailiang Xu, Zhankui Jiang, and Hans Lundberg, "Lifetime measurements in neutral and singly ionized vanadium," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 2597-2600 (2006)