Radiative Lifetimes In Neutral Tellurium Measured By Time-resolved Laser Spectroscopy

R Zerne, U Berzinsh, Sune Svanberg

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Measurements of natural radiative lifetimes in atomic tellurium in the 5 p(3)7p configuration are reported. Two-step laser excitation was applied on tellurium vapour in a cell that was differentially heated and pumped through a capillary. The decay of the fluorescence signal was recorded at different vapour pressures. The following four radiative lifetime values were obtained: 7p P-5(1): 128(11) ns, 7p P-5(2): 99(8) ns, 7p P-3(1): 82(10) ns and 7p P-3(2): 124(8) ns.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-34
JournalZeitschrift für Physik D Atoms, Molecules and Clusters
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

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