Excitation and ionization of hydrogen rydberg states in a plasma

Wallace Glab, Munir H. Nayfeh

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Hydrogen Rydberg states in a hydrogen plasma are optically excited from the plasma-excited n = 2 state. Photoionization and optogalvanic ionization, which is due to electron-impact ionization and other collisional processes, are used to monitor the Rydberg states. This process may be used to study collisional ionization of the Rydberg states.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)380-381
Number of pages2
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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