Numéro
J. Phys. IV France
Volume 01, Numéro C7, Décembre 1991
2nd International Conference
Laser M2P
Page(s) C7-513 - C7-516
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/jp4:19917135
2nd International Conference
Laser M2P

J. Phys. IV France 01 (1991) C7-513-C7-516

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:19917135

METASTABILITY AND RYDBERG STATES OF TRIATOMIC HYDROGEN

C. BORDAS1 and H. HELM2

1  LASIM, Université Lyon I, 43 boulevard du 11 novembre 1918, F-69622 Villeurbanne cedex, France
2  Molecular Physics Laboratory, SRI International, 333 Ravenswood Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA


Abstract
The np,nd and nf Rydberg series of H3 have been studied by one- or two-photon excitation from the lowest metastable state of H3 : B 2p 2A"2. The lifetime of the metastable state has been measured and the influence of an external electric field on the Rydberg states has been studied under both aspects of dynamics (field-ionization and field-induced predissociation) and structure (Stark effect).



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