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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2702–2708

Laser optogalvanic spectroscopy of the even-parity Rydberg states of atomic mercury

M. A. Zia and M. A. Baig  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 22, Issue 12, pp. 2702-2708 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.22.002702


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Abstract

We present new experimental data on the highly excited levels in mercury using the optogalvanic detection technique in conjunction with a dc discharge cell. The collisionally populated 6s6p 3P2 metastable level has been used as an intermediate level to access the Rydberg states using a frequency-doubled dye laser covering the wavelength region between 370 and 249 nm. The optogalvanic data reveal 6sns 3S1(13≤n≤50), 6snd 2D1(6≤n≤18), 6snp 3D1(6≤n≤14), 6snd 3D2(6≤n≤15), and 6snd 3D3(6≤n≤59) Rydberg series. The 6sns 3S1 and 6snd 3D3 Rydberg series to such a high n value have been reported for the first time. In addition, collisionally induced parity-forbidden transitions 6snp 3P1(44≤n≤50) have been detected.

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OCIS Codes
(300.6360) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, laser
(300.6440) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, optogalvanic

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

Citation
M. A. Zia and M. A. Baig, "Laser optogalvanic spectroscopy of the even-parity Rydberg states of atomic mercury," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 2702-2708 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-22-12-2702


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