Photoassociation of 85Rb atoms into 0u + states near the 5S+5P atomic limits

T. Bergeman, J. Qi, D. Wang, Y. Huang, H. K. Pechkis, E. E. Eyler, P. L. Gould, W. C. Stwalley, R. A. Cline, J. D. Miller, D. J. Heinzen

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New photoassociation data on the 0u + levels of Rb2 below the 5S+5P1/2 limit are combined with older data (Cline et al 1994 Phys. Rev. Lett. 73 632) in a fit to potentials and spin-orbit functions. The P1/2 data exhibit oscillations in the B(v) values due to coupling between the two 0u + series, as modelled accurately by a coupled potentials approach. The fitted value for the C 3 dispersion parameter from the combined data agrees well with the value derived from the pure long-range 0g - state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberS01
Pages (from-to)S813-S823
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number19
StatePublished - Oct 14 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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