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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2255–2261

Radiative lifetime measurements of odd-parity moderately excited levels belonging to J = 0 , 1, 2, 3 series in Sm I

Wei Zhang, Yanyan Feng, and Zhenwen Dai  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 11, pp. 2255-2261 (2010)

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Natural radiative lifetimes of 79 odd-parity highly excited levels of neutral samarium in the energy range from 18,985.70 to 34 , 189.56 cm 1 have been measured by time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence technique in an atomic beam produced by laser ablation. The lifetime results obtained in this paper are in the range from 8.3 to 786.6 ns. When these results are compared with the previous measurements, a good agreement is achieved. This work will be useful to extend the set of oscillator strengths available in Sm I.

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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

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Original Manuscript: August 6, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 31, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 31, 2010
Published: October 12, 2010

Wei Zhang, Yanyan Feng, and Zhenwen Dai, "Radiative lifetime measurements of odd-parity moderately excited levels belonging to J=0, 1, 2, 3 series in Sm I," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 2255-2261 (2010)

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