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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 1989
  • pp: 168–170

Extreme-ultraviolet fluorescence from core-excited levels of neutral rubidium

J. K. Spong, A. Imamoḡlu, J. D. Kmetec, and S. E. Harris  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 3, pp. 168-170 (1989)

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Strong extreme-ultraviolet fluorescence originating from core-excited autoionizing levels of neutral Rb is observed. Radiative branching ratios approaching unity are inferred from the radiative yields. Long autoionizing lifetimes and fast radiative rates make these levels promising candidates for extreme-ultraviolet laser systems.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 5, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: November 15, 1988
Published: January 15, 1989

J. K. Spong, A. Imamoḡlu, J. D. Kmetec, and S. E. Harris, "Extreme-ultraviolet fluorescence from core-excited levels of neutral rubidium," Opt. Lett. 14, 168-170 (1989)

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