Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Department of Engineering Physics
Glen P. Perram, PhD
The collisional dynamics of the 52P levels in rubidium has been examined using steady-state laser absorption and spectrally-resolved laser induced fluorescence techniques. State-to-state cross-sections for energy transfer between Zeeman split levels ranged from 16-248 °A2 for collisions with nitrogen and rare gases. These energy transfer cross-sections exhibit a significant dependence on (J,mj) state and certain symmetry relationships are demonstrated. A sub-Doppler spectrum of the Zeeman split levels indicating the isotopic shift in the D1 line of 106 ± 35 was obtained using laser saturation spectroscopy.
DTIC Accession Number
Rotondaro, Matthew D., "Collisional Dynamics of the Rubidium 52P Levels" (1995). Theses and Dissertations. 6315.