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dc.creatorWalter, C. Wesley
dc.date.accessioned 2007-05-09T17:59:52Z
dc.date.available 2007-05-09T17:59:52Z
dc.date.issued 1987
dc.identifier.citation Walter, C. Wesley. "PHOTOEXCITATION OF CESIUM THROUGH DISSOCIATIVE STATES OF THE CESIUM DIMER." (1987) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/13262.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/13262
dc.description.abstract The two-photon excitation of cesium to high-n Rydberg levels through resonant dissociative states of the dimer is investigated over the wavelength range 6000-5900A. Highly vibrationally excited $\sp1\Sigma\sb{\rm g}\sp+$ ground state molecules are excited to the continuum of $\sp1\Pi\sb{\rm u}$ bound states which dissociate to give 5D atoms. The 5D atoms are subsequently photoexcited to high-n Rydberg states which are detected by selective field ionization techniques. Series corresponding to both (5D $\to$ nF) and (5D $\to$ nP) transitions with components up to n = 150 were observed. The photoexcitation process appears to be very efficient and produces copious quantities of Cs Rydberg atoms.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectAtomic physics
dc.title PHOTOEXCITATION OF CESIUM THROUGH DISSOCIATIVE STATES OF THE CESIUM DIMER
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Physics
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts


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