Role of metastable dimers in the theory of induced atomic fluorescence

R. H. Callender, J. I. Gersten, R. W. Leigh, J. L. Yang

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Abstract

It is found that the reduction of the induced-atomic-fluorescent signal due to the excitation of metastable dimers is significant. A reanalysis of experimental data on Na2 is presented which shows a milder variation of the transition moment with internuclear separation than obtained previously.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1311-1313
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume33
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1974
Externally publishedYes

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