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OBSERVATION OF HIGH LYING LEVELS OF THE $I_{g} - 1^{1}\Pi_{g}$ STATE OF $K_{2}$

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dc.creator Ross, A. J. en_US
dc.creator Martin, F. en_US
dc.creator Russier, I. en_US
dc.creator Chen, H. M. en_US
dc.creator Pichler, Marin en_US
dc.creator Wang, H. en_US
dc.creator Stwalley, W. C. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-06-15T19:57:20Z
dc.date.available 2006-06-15T19:57:20Z
dc.date.issued 2000 en_US
dc.identifier 2000-RA-04 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/19714
dc.description Author Institution: Laboratoire de Spectrom\'{e}trie Ionique et Mol\'{e}culaire (UMR 5579 CNRS), B\^{a}timent 205,, Universit\'{e} Lyon I; Department of Physics, University of Connecticut en_US
dc.description.abstract Very high-lying vibrational levels $87 \leq v^{\prime\prime} \leq 138$ of the $1_{g-1} ^{1}\Pi_{g}$ electronic state of $K_{2}$ have been observed in a photoassociation experiment performed in Connecticut, using ionization detection. Photoassociation of ultracold potassium atoms furnishes accurate binding energies for $J \leq 4$ in these levels. These binding energies have been treated with laser induced fluorescence data covering the levels $0\leq v^{\prime\prime}\leq 105$ at high J (infrared $C^{1}\Pi_{u} \rightarrow 1 ^{1}\Pi_{g}$ transitions recorded by Fourier transform spectrometry) to construct an accurate potential curve for this electronic state. Because several vibrational levels were observed both in photoassociation and in fluorescence, an experimental dissociation energy can be deduced from the sum of binding energies (measured in photoassociation) and vibrational energies established with respect to the potential minimum (from fluorescence data), giving $D_{e} = 1230.297 \pm 0.002 cm^{-1}$. Applying asymptotic models for the interactions between K(4s)+K(4p) atoms to the molecular potential energy curve, a slightly lower value, $ 1230.292 \pm 0.002 cm^{-1}$ is obtained. This is considered to be the best available value for the dissociation energy of the $1 ^{1}\Pi_{g}$ electronic state into $K(4s)+K(4p)^{2}P_{3/2}$ atoms. en_US
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dc.language.iso English en_US
dc.publisher Ohio State University en_US
dc.title OBSERVATION OF HIGH LYING LEVELS OF THE $I_{g} - 1^{1}\Pi_{g}$ STATE OF $K_{2}$ en_US
dc.type article en_US