Optical observation of the 3sσ gF 3Π u Rydberg state of N 2

J. P. Sprengers*, E. Reinhold, W. Ubachs, K. G.H. Baldwin, B. R. Lewis

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    Using ultrahigh-resolution 1 XUV+1 UV two-photon ionization laser spectroscopy, the F Πu3 ←X Σg+1 (0,0) transition of N2 has been optically observed for the first time, and the 3s σg F Πu3 (v=0) Rydberg level fully characterized with rotational resolution. The experimental spectroscopic parameters and predissociation level widths suggest strong interactions between the F state and the 3p π u G Πu3 Rydberg and C′ Πu3 valence states, analogous to those well known in the case of the isoconfigurational Πu1 states.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number144315
    JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
    Issue number14
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2005


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