Accession Number : ADA186737

Title :   Group IIA Metastable Collision Complexes: Spectroscopy and Behavior in Intense Radiation Fields.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : JOINT INST FOR LAB ASTROPHYSICS BOULDER CO

Personal Author(s) : Cooper, J ; Coutts, J

PDF Url : ADA186737

Report Date : 18 Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : This report describes work addressing the problems of collisional induced oscillator strength and energy transfer from metastable states in Group IIA alkaline earth metal atoms. The quenching of CA 3PJ states when perturbed by rare was atom collisions is investigated and such quenching is found to be negligable. The CA 1D2 state, however shows considerable collisional induced effects. Calculations have been performed which show that collision cross-sections for transfer of electronic excitation may be switched from the low values typically associated with off-resonant processes to the high values associated with resonant processes by using a strong laser to bring dressed states in one atom in and out of resonance with bare states in another atom. Keywords: Slow atomic collisions; Chemical lasers.

Descriptors :   *ALKALINE EARTH METALS, *METALS, *COLLISIONS, *METASTABLE STATE, *ENERGY TRANSFER, CHEMICAL LASERS, OSCILLATORS, STRENGTH(GENERAL), INTENSITY, THERMAL RADIATION, ATOMS, RESONANCE, LASERS, QUENCHING, PARTICLE COLLISIONS, SPECTROSCOPY, ADDRESSING, ELECTRONS, EXCITATION, TRANSFER

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE