Volume 1, Issue 2
Collisional rate parameters for the 1s4 energy level of neon 638.3 nm and 650.7 nm transitions from the analyses of the time-dependent optogalvanic signals

Xianming L. Han and Haridass Chandran & Prabhakar Misra


J. At. Mol. Sci., 1 (2010), pp. 118-125.

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  • Abstract

A mathematical rate equation model using a Monte Carlo simulation has been used to analyze the laser optogalvanic signals of neon waveforms excited at 638.3 nm and 650.7 nm and arising from the $1s_{4}$ state transitioning to $2p_{7}$ and $2p_{8}$ states, respectively.   The decay rates have been determined for the directly involved $1s_{4}$ state and also for the indirectly involved $1s_{2}$ and $1s_{5}$ states.   There is good agreement among the decay rate constants found and they show a predominantly linear variation with increasing current.

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Published online: 2010-01

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