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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2011
  • pp: 543–546

Radiative lifetime measurements on odd-parity levels of La I by time-resolved laser spectroscopy

Yanyan Feng, Wei Zhang, Bo Kuang, Lele Ning, Zhankui Jiang, and Zhenwen Dai  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 3, pp. 543-546 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.28.000543


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Abstract

Radiative lifetimes have been reported for 32 odd-parity levels of neutral lanthanum using a time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence technique in an atomic beam produced by laser ablation. The energies of these levels are in the range of 23,874 to 37,982 cm 1 . Among the measured results, to the best of our knowledge, 23 lifetimes are reported for the first time. These lifetime values obtained in this paper, generally with uncertainties less than ± 10 % , are in the range of 7.3 to 247 ns . These results are in good agreement with previously reported data within the experimental errors.

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OCIS Codes
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced
(300.6210) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, atomic
(300.6500) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, time-resolved

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: November 19, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 14, 2011
Published: February 28, 2011

Citation
Yanyan Feng, Wei Zhang, Bo Kuang, Lele Ning, Zhankui Jiang, and Zhenwen Dai, "Radiative lifetime measurements on odd-parity levels of La I by time-resolved laser spectroscopy," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 543-546 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-28-3-543


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