Observation of rotationally resolved inter-Rydberg-state spectra of Ne220 and Ne222 in the visible region (417 nm)

D. J. Kane, C. J. Zietkiewicz, J. G. Eden

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Abstract

Rydberg Rydberg state transitions of Ne2 have been observed for the first time by laser-excitation spectroscopy. Molecular Rydberg states having principal quantum numbers as large as 17 have been detected despite the predissociative nature of the high-lying Ne2 excited states. Several bands have been rotationally resolved and the rotational constant measured for the metastable 3s u+3 state of the excimer agrees with theoretical (ab initio) predictions to within 4%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4906-4908
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume39
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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