Abstract

We have measured the relative population in the two mj states of barium 6p1/2 ions produced by the autoionization of (6p3/2nd)J=MJ=3 states by detecting the helicity of the emitted fluorescence. These populations can be related to the relative branching ratio into the 6p1/2εd5/2 and 6p1/2εg7/2 continuum channels. Rydberg states with n=16-23 have similar branching ratios, producing approximately six times as much 6p1/2εd5/2 population as 6p1/2εg7/2 population.

Department(s)

Physics

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1050-2947

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

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© 1993 American Physical Society (APS), All rights reserved.

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