Characterization of weakly excited final states by shakedown spectroscopy of laser-excited potassium
2006 (English)In: Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, ISSN 1050-2947, E-ISSN 1094-1622, Vol. 74, no 1, 012705- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
3p shakedown spectra of laser excited potassium atoms as well as direct 3p photoemission of ground state potassium have been studied. These two excitation schemes lead to the same final states and thereby provide a good basis for a detailed study of the 3p(5)(4s3d)(1) configurations of singly ionized potassium and the photoemission processes leading to these configurations. The comparison of direct photoemission from the ground state and conjugate shakedown spectra from 4p(1/2) laser excited potassium made it possible to experimentally determine the character of final states that are only weakly excited in the direct photoemission but have a much higher relative intensity in the shakedown spectrum. Based on considerations of angular momentum and parity conservation the excitation scheme of the final states can be understood.
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2006. Vol. 74, no 1, 012705- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-96545DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.74.012705ISI: 000239425900056OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-96545DiVA: diva2:171151