Accession Number:

ADA305932

Title:

Collisional Dynamics of the Rubidium 5(2)P Levels

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

131.0

Abstract:

The collisional dynamics of the 52P levels in rubidium has been examined using steady-state laser absorption nd spectrally-resolved laser induced fluorescence techniques. State-to-state cross-sections for energy transfer between Zeeman split levels ranged from 16-248 A2 for collisions with nitrogen and rare gases. These energy transfer cross-sections exhibit a significant dependence on J,mj state and certain symmetry relationships are demonstrated. A sub-Doppler spectrum of the Zeeman split levels indicating the isotopic shift in the D1 line of 106 plus or minus 35 was obtained using laser saturation spectroscopy.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE