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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 18, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2001
  • pp: 861–865

Radiative lifetimes of Tb ii

E. A. Den Hartog, J. A. Fedchak, and J. E. Lawler  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 18, Issue 6, pp. 861-865 (2001)

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Radiative lifetimes measured by time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence are reported for 40 odd-parity levels and 36 even-parity levels of singly ionized terbium. The odd-parity levels range in energy from 29 000 to 40 000 cm-1 and those of even-parity from 21 000 to 37 000 cm-1. These lifetimes, with one exception, are accurate to ±5%. They will provide an absolute scale for accurate atomic-transition probabilities in Tb ii (the second spectrum of terbium).

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OCIS Codes
(020.4900) Atomic and molecular physics : Oscillator strengths
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced
(300.6210) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, atomic
(300.6500) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, time-resolved

E. A. Den Hartog, J. A. Fedchak, and J. E. Lawler, "Radiative lifetimes of Tb II," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 861-865 (2001)

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