CsF vapor generated in a heat pipe was excited by a laser-produced plasma. Temporally integrated spectra and time-resolved fluorescence on the ionic excimer transition Cs2+F− → Cs+F were observed at 185 nm. The pressure dependence of the fluorescence is influenced by self-absorption in the CsF vapor. The fluorescence is assigned to the Cs2+F− (2∑1/2, B) → Cs+F (2∑1/2, X) transition.
© 1988 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 21, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: March 1, 1988
Published: June 1, 1988
S. Kubodera, L. Frey, P. J. Wisoff, and R. Sauerbrey, "Emission from ionic cesium fluoride excimers excited by a laser-produced plasma," Opt. Lett. 13, 446-448 (1988)