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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2003
  • pp: 2193–2202

Atomic transition rates for neutral holmium (Ho i)

Gillian Nave  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 20, Issue 10, pp. 2193-2202 (2003)

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Transition rates for 321 lines between 345 and 1080 nm from 73 levels of Ho i are presented. They have been measured by combining branching fractions obtained by Fourier transform spectrometry with lifetimes of HartogDen [J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6, 2278 (1999)]. The uncertainty of the transition rates is 5%–10%.

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OCIS Codes
(020.2930) Atomic and molecular physics : Hyperfine structure
(020.4900) Atomic and molecular physics : Oscillator strengths
(300.6300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Fourier transforms

Gillian Nave, "Atomic transition rates for neutral holmium (HoI)," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 2193-2202 (2003)

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