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Spectroscopic studies of alkali atom-rare gas systems
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We describe a series of measurements of absorption and laser induced fluorescence on cells that contained cesium and rubidium and a rare gas: He, Ar, Kr, or Xe. These studies showed strong blue wing absorption to the short wavelength side of the alkali atom D2 lines due to collisionally formed Cs- or Rb-rare gas excimers. We also have observed an efficient two photon excitation of higher lying states in Cs and Rb that produces both intense blue emission and IR atomic emission in the 1.3 to 3.8 μm spectral region.

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Date Published: 3 March 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7581, High Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications IV, 75810M (3 March 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.847103
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S. J. Davis, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
K. L. Galbally-Kinney, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
W. J. Kessler, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
W. T. Rawlins, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7581:
High Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications IV
Steven J. Davis; Michael C. Heaven; J. Thomas Schriempf, Editor(s)

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