Rotational and Predissociation Lifetimes of the A²Σ⁺ State of OD
The lifetime and predissociation probabilities of various rotational levels of the A2Σ+ state of OD were measured. A strong predissocation at N' = 35 was observed. This predissocation could be explained by the level crossing of the A2Σ+ state with the repulsive 4Σ- state which are mixed by a weak spin-orbit interaction.
D. Wilcox et al., "Rotational and Predissociation Lifetimes of the A²Σ⁺ State of OD," Journal of the Optical Society of America, vol. 65, no. 11, pp. 1368-1370, The Optical Society, Nov 1975.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.65.001368
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