Abstract

The doublet oscillator-strength ratios ρn of the cesium principal series (62S1/2n2P3/2,1/2) have been measured for principal quantum number n = 7–21. Both emission and absorption spectroscopic measurements were performed with a 9.1-m focal-length spectrometer. The results show that ρn increases monotonically with n. Discrepancies between emission and absorption results are attributed to collisional mixing of the excited-state populations. Oscillator strengths of both fine structure lines were obtained from the absorption measurements. These agree substantially with similar work by Lorenzen and Niemax [ J. Phys. B 11, L723 ( 1978)]. Fano X parameters derived from the measured results are found to decrease monotonically with n. The value of X, extrapolated to the ionization potential, is 2.05 ± 0.03, in good agreement with recent laser-excited atomic-beam results of Raimond et al. [ J. Phys. B 11, L765 ( 1978)]. This makes unlikely the existence of a pole of ρn in the discrete spectrum, which requires that X have the value 2.

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    [Crossref]
  27. I. L. Beigman, L. A. Vainstein, and V. P. Shevelko, “The effect of polarization of the atomic core on the oscillator strengths and photoionization cross-sections of alkali element atoms,” Opt. Spectrosc. (USSR) 28, 229–231 (1970).
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    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref]
  34. J. B. Taylor and I. Langmuir, “Vapor pressure of caesium by the positive ion method,” Phys. Rev. 51, 753–760 (1937).
    [Crossref]
  35. C. L. Chen and A. V. Phelps, “Self-broadening of cesium resonance lines at 8521 and 8944 Å,” Phys. Rev. 173, 62–69 (1968).
    [Crossref]
  36. M. Lapp and L. P. Harris, “Absorption cross sections of alkali-vapor molecules,” J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 6, 169–179 (1966).
    [Crossref]
  37. H. G. Kratz, “The principal series of potassium, rubidium, and cesium in absorption,” Phys. Rev. 75, 1844–1850 (1949).
    [Crossref]
  38. E. E. Nikitin, “Resonance and non-resonance excitation transfer in collisions of excited and ground-state alkali atoms,” Comm. At. Mol. Phys. 1, 111–115 (1969).
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    [Crossref]
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1979 (2)

K. N. Huang and A. F. Starace, Phys. Rev. A 19, 2335–2346 (1979).
[Crossref]

L. N. Shabanova, Yu. N. Monakov, and A. N. Khlyustalov, “Oscillator strengths of lines in the principal series of cesium,” Opt. Spectrosc. (USSR) 47, 1–3 (1979).

1978 (2)

C. J. Lorenzen and K. Niemax, “Oscillator strengths of some higher Cs principal series lines,” J. Phys. B 11, L723–L728 (1978).
[Crossref]

J. M. Raimond, M. Gross, C. Fabre, S. Haroche, and H. H. Stroke, “Laser measurement of intensity ratio anomalies in principal series doublets of cesium Rydberg states: does the D1line vanish?” J. Phys. B 11, L765–L771 (1978).
[Crossref]

1977 (3)

D. Hofsaess, “Photoabsorption of alkali and alkaline earth elements calculated by the scaled Thomas Fermi method,” Z. Phys. A281, 1–13 (1977).

G. F. Fülöp, C.-S. O, and H. H. Stroke, “Method for accumulating high-resolution optical spectra by repetitive photoelectric scanning,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 48, 1550–1554 (1977).
[Crossref]

L. R. Pendrill, “Collisional perturbation of caesium Rydberg states,” J. Phys. B 10, L469–L475 (1977).
[Crossref]

1976 (3)

G. Pichler, “Measurement of the oscillator strengths of principal-series lines of cesium,” J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 16, 147–151 (1976).
[Crossref]

R. J. Exton, “Cesium oscillator strengths measured with a multiple-path-length absorption cell,” J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 16, 309–314 (1976).
[Crossref]

M. Fabry, “Theoretical and experimental determinations of cesium oscillator strengths,” J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 16, 127–135 (1976).
[Crossref]

1975 (1)

D. Popescu, I. Popescu, J. Maurer, C. B. Collins, and B. W. Johnson, “Doublet line-strength ratios for the principal series of cesium,” Phys. Rev. A 12, 1425–1431 (1975).
[Crossref]

1973 (1)

D. W. Norcross, “Photoabsorption by cesium,” Phys. Rev. A 7, 606–616 (1973); Phys. Rev. A 20, 1285–1286 (1979).
[Crossref]

1972 (4)

J. J. Chang and H. P. Kelly, “Relativistic calculations for photoionization cross sections and the spin orientation of photoejected electrons from potassium, rubidium, and cesium atoms,” Phys. Rev. A 5, 1713–1717 (1972).
[Crossref]

G. Baum, M. S. Lubell, and W. Raith, “Measurement of the spin–orbit perturbation in the P-state continuum of heavy alkali metal atoms: K, Rb, and Cs,” Phys. Rev. A 5, 1073–1087 (1972).
[Crossref]

J. C. Weisheit, “Photoabsorption by ground-state alkali-metal atoms,” Phys. Rev. A 5, 1621–1630 (1972).
[Crossref]

E. Koenig, “Fonctions d’onde atomiques relativistes dans l’ approximation du champ central,” Physica (The Hague) 62, 393–408 (1972).
[Crossref]

1970 (2)

U. Heinzmann, J. Kessler, and J. Lorentz, “Elektronen-Spin-Polarisation bei der Photoionisation unpolarisierter Cäsiumatome mit zirkularpolarisiertem Licht,” Z. Phys. 240, 42–61 (1970).
[Crossref]

I. L. Beigman, L. A. Vainstein, and V. P. Shevelko, “The effect of polarization of the atomic core on the oscillator strengths and photoionization cross-sections of alkali element atoms,” Opt. Spectrosc. (USSR) 28, 229–231 (1970).

1969 (5)

S. Hameed, “Difficulties of the independent-particle model in the description of energetic transitions in atoms,” Phys. Rev. 179, 16–19 (1969).
[Crossref]

D. Popescu, I. Popescu, and J. Richter, “Absorptionsspektroskopie angeregter Cäsium Atome,” Z. Phys. 226, 160–174 (1969).
[Crossref]

E. E. Nikitin, “Resonance and non-resonance excitation transfer in collisions of excited and ground-state alkali atoms,” Comm. At. Mol. Phys. 1, 111–115 (1969).

G. zu Putlitz, “On Fermi’s paper concerning spin–orbit perturbation and intensity ratios of doublet lines in heavy alkalies,” Comments At. Mol. Phys. 1, 51–55 (1969).

U. Fano, “Spin orientation of photoelectrons ejected by circularly polarized light,” Phys. Rev. 178, 131–136 (1969).
[Crossref]

1968 (3)

B. Warner, “Atomic oscillator strengths-III. Alkali-like spectra,” Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 139, 115–128 (1968).

C. L. Chen and A. V. Phelps, “Self-broadening of cesium resonance lines at 8521 and 8944 Å,” Phys. Rev. 173, 62–69 (1968).
[Crossref]

S. Hameed, A. Herzenberg, and M. G. James, “Core polarization correction to oscillator strengths in the alkali atoms,” J. Phys. B 1, 822–830 (1968).
[Crossref]

1966 (3)

I. Popescu, C. Ghita, A. Popescu, and G. Musa, “Investigation on the thermionic detection of photoionization spectra of caesium vapours,” Ann. Phys. 18, 103–111 (1966).
[Crossref]

M. Lapp and L. P. Harris, “Absorption cross sections of alkali-vapor molecules,” J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 6, 169–179 (1966).
[Crossref]

L. Agnew, “Absolute oscillator strengths for members of the principal series of cesium,” Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 11, 327 (1966); L. Agnew, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, personal communication.

1964 (1)

E. W. Foster, “The measurement of oscillator strengths in atomic spectra,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 27, 469–551 (1964).
[Crossref]

1962 (1)

P. M. Stone, “Cesium oscillator strengths,” Phys. Rev. 127, 1151–1156 (1962).
[Crossref]

1961 (1)

R. G. Brewer, “High intensity low noise rubidium light source,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 32, 1356–1358 (1961).
[Crossref]

1949 (1)

H. G. Kratz, “The principal series of potassium, rubidium, and cesium in absorption,” Phys. Rev. 75, 1844–1850 (1949).
[Crossref]

1939 (1)

M. Beutell, “Intensitätsmessungen an der Hauptserie des Caesiums in einer Caesium-Neon-Entladung,” Ann. Phys. (Leipzig) 36, 533–556 (1939).

1937 (1)

J. B. Taylor and I. Langmuir, “Vapor pressure of caesium by the positive ion method,” Phys. Rev. 51, 753–760 (1937).
[Crossref]

1930 (1)

E. Fermi, “Über das Intensitätsverhältnis der Dublettkomponeten der Alkalien,” Z. Phys. 59, 680–686 (1930).
[Crossref]

1928 (1)

S. Sambursky, “Eine neue Gesetzmässigkeit in den Intensitätsverhältnissen der Hauptseriendubletts der Alkalien,” Z. Phys. 49, 731–739 (1928).
[Crossref]

Agnew, L.

L. Agnew, “Absolute oscillator strengths for members of the principal series of cesium,” Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 11, 327 (1966); L. Agnew, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, personal communication.

Baum, G.

G. Baum, M. S. Lubell, and W. Raith, “Measurement of the spin–orbit perturbation in the P-state continuum of heavy alkali metal atoms: K, Rb, and Cs,” Phys. Rev. A 5, 1073–1087 (1972).
[Crossref]

Beigman, I. L.

I. L. Beigman, L. A. Vainstein, and V. P. Shevelko, “The effect of polarization of the atomic core on the oscillator strengths and photoionization cross-sections of alkali element atoms,” Opt. Spectrosc. (USSR) 28, 229–231 (1970).

Beutell, M.

M. Beutell, “Intensitätsmessungen an der Hauptserie des Caesiums in einer Caesium-Neon-Entladung,” Ann. Phys. (Leipzig) 36, 533–556 (1939).

Brewer, R. G.

R. G. Brewer, “High intensity low noise rubidium light source,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 32, 1356–1358 (1961).
[Crossref]

Chang, J. J.

J. J. Chang and H. P. Kelly, “Relativistic calculations for photoionization cross sections and the spin orientation of photoejected electrons from potassium, rubidium, and cesium atoms,” Phys. Rev. A 5, 1713–1717 (1972).
[Crossref]

Chen, C. L.

C. L. Chen and A. V. Phelps, “Self-broadening of cesium resonance lines at 8521 and 8944 Å,” Phys. Rev. 173, 62–69 (1968).
[Crossref]

Collins, C. B.

D. Popescu, I. Popescu, J. Maurer, C. B. Collins, and B. W. Johnson, “Doublet line-strength ratios for the principal series of cesium,” Phys. Rev. A 12, 1425–1431 (1975).
[Crossref]

Condon, E. U.

E. U. Condon and G. H. Shortley, The Theory of Atomic Spectra (Cambridge U. Press, Cambridge, England, 1935), Chap. 4.

E. U. Condon and G. H. Shortley, The Theory of Atomic Spectra (Cambridge U. Press, Cambridge, England, 1935), p. 142.

Exton, R. J.

R. J. Exton, “Cesium oscillator strengths measured with a multiple-path-length absorption cell,” J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 16, 309–314 (1976).
[Crossref]

Fabre, C.

J. M. Raimond, M. Gross, C. Fabre, S. Haroche, and H. H. Stroke, “Laser measurement of intensity ratio anomalies in principal series doublets of cesium Rydberg states: does the D1line vanish?” J. Phys. B 11, L765–L771 (1978).
[Crossref]

Fabry, M.

M. Fabry, “Theoretical and experimental determinations of cesium oscillator strengths,” J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 16, 127–135 (1976).
[Crossref]

Fano, U.

U. Fano, “Spin orientation of photoelectrons ejected by circularly polarized light,” Phys. Rev. 178, 131–136 (1969).
[Crossref]

Fermi, E.

E. Fermi, “Über das Intensitätsverhältnis der Dublettkomponeten der Alkalien,” Z. Phys. 59, 680–686 (1930).
[Crossref]

Foster, E. W.

E. W. Foster, “The measurement of oscillator strengths in atomic spectra,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 27, 469–551 (1964).
[Crossref]

Fülöp, G. F.

G. F. Fülöp, C.-S. O, and H. H. Stroke, “Method for accumulating high-resolution optical spectra by repetitive photoelectric scanning,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 48, 1550–1554 (1977).
[Crossref]

G. F. Fülöp and H. H. Stroke, “Photoelectric measurements of doublet intensity ratios in cesium,” in Atomic Physics, Vol. 3, S. J. Smith and G. K. Walters, eds. (Plenum, New York, 1973), pp. 543–552.

Ghita, C.

I. Popescu, C. Ghita, A. Popescu, and G. Musa, “Investigation on the thermionic detection of photoionization spectra of caesium vapours,” Ann. Phys. 18, 103–111 (1966).
[Crossref]

Gross, M.

J. M. Raimond, M. Gross, C. Fabre, S. Haroche, and H. H. Stroke, “Laser measurement of intensity ratio anomalies in principal series doublets of cesium Rydberg states: does the D1line vanish?” J. Phys. B 11, L765–L771 (1978).
[Crossref]

Hameed, S.

S. Hameed, “Difficulties of the independent-particle model in the description of energetic transitions in atoms,” Phys. Rev. 179, 16–19 (1969).
[Crossref]

S. Hameed, A. Herzenberg, and M. G. James, “Core polarization correction to oscillator strengths in the alkali atoms,” J. Phys. B 1, 822–830 (1968).
[Crossref]

Haroche, S.

J. M. Raimond, M. Gross, C. Fabre, S. Haroche, and H. H. Stroke, “Laser measurement of intensity ratio anomalies in principal series doublets of cesium Rydberg states: does the D1line vanish?” J. Phys. B 11, L765–L771 (1978).
[Crossref]

Harris, L. P.

M. Lapp and L. P. Harris, “Absorption cross sections of alkali-vapor molecules,” J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 6, 169–179 (1966).
[Crossref]

Heinzmann, U.

U. Heinzmann, J. Kessler, and J. Lorentz, “Elektronen-Spin-Polarisation bei der Photoionisation unpolarisierter Cäsiumatome mit zirkularpolarisiertem Licht,” Z. Phys. 240, 42–61 (1970).
[Crossref]

Herzenberg, A.

S. Hameed, A. Herzenberg, and M. G. James, “Core polarization correction to oscillator strengths in the alkali atoms,” J. Phys. B 1, 822–830 (1968).
[Crossref]

Hofsaess, D.

D. Hofsaess, “Photoabsorption of alkali and alkaline earth elements calculated by the scaled Thomas Fermi method,” Z. Phys. A281, 1–13 (1977).

Huang, K. N.

K. N. Huang and A. F. Starace, Phys. Rev. A 19, 2335–2346 (1979).
[Crossref]

James, M. G.

S. Hameed, A. Herzenberg, and M. G. James, “Core polarization correction to oscillator strengths in the alkali atoms,” J. Phys. B 1, 822–830 (1968).
[Crossref]

Johnson, B. W.

D. Popescu, I. Popescu, J. Maurer, C. B. Collins, and B. W. Johnson, “Doublet line-strength ratios for the principal series of cesium,” Phys. Rev. A 12, 1425–1431 (1975).
[Crossref]

Kelly, H. P.

J. J. Chang and H. P. Kelly, “Relativistic calculations for photoionization cross sections and the spin orientation of photoejected electrons from potassium, rubidium, and cesium atoms,” Phys. Rev. A 5, 1713–1717 (1972).
[Crossref]

Kessler, J.

U. Heinzmann, J. Kessler, and J. Lorentz, “Elektronen-Spin-Polarisation bei der Photoionisation unpolarisierter Cäsiumatome mit zirkularpolarisiertem Licht,” Z. Phys. 240, 42–61 (1970).
[Crossref]

Khlyustalov, A. N.

L. N. Shabanova, Yu. N. Monakov, and A. N. Khlyustalov, “Oscillator strengths of lines in the principal series of cesium,” Opt. Spectrosc. (USSR) 47, 1–3 (1979).

Koenig, E.

E. Koenig, “Fonctions d’onde atomiques relativistes dans l’ approximation du champ central,” Physica (The Hague) 62, 393–408 (1972).
[Crossref]

Kratz, H. G.

H. G. Kratz, “The principal series of potassium, rubidium, and cesium in absorption,” Phys. Rev. 75, 1844–1850 (1949).
[Crossref]

Kvater, G. S.

G. S. Kvater and T. G. Meister, “Absolute values of transition probabilities for members of the principal series of cesium,” Vestn. Leningr. Univ.1, 137–160 (1952), translated in Optical Transition Probabilities (National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C., 1962), pp. 191–223.

Langmuir, I.

J. B. Taylor and I. Langmuir, “Vapor pressure of caesium by the positive ion method,” Phys. Rev. 51, 753–760 (1937).
[Crossref]

Lapp, M.

M. Lapp and L. P. Harris, “Absorption cross sections of alkali-vapor molecules,” J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 6, 169–179 (1966).
[Crossref]

Lorentz, J.

U. Heinzmann, J. Kessler, and J. Lorentz, “Elektronen-Spin-Polarisation bei der Photoionisation unpolarisierter Cäsiumatome mit zirkularpolarisiertem Licht,” Z. Phys. 240, 42–61 (1970).
[Crossref]

Lorenzen, C. J.

C. J. Lorenzen and K. Niemax, “Oscillator strengths of some higher Cs principal series lines,” J. Phys. B 11, L723–L728 (1978).
[Crossref]

Lubell, M. S.

G. Baum, M. S. Lubell, and W. Raith, “Measurement of the spin–orbit perturbation in the P-state continuum of heavy alkali metal atoms: K, Rb, and Cs,” Phys. Rev. A 5, 1073–1087 (1972).
[Crossref]

Maurer, J.

D. Popescu, I. Popescu, J. Maurer, C. B. Collins, and B. W. Johnson, “Doublet line-strength ratios for the principal series of cesium,” Phys. Rev. A 12, 1425–1431 (1975).
[Crossref]

Meister, T. G.

G. S. Kvater and T. G. Meister, “Absolute values of transition probabilities for members of the principal series of cesium,” Vestn. Leningr. Univ.1, 137–160 (1952), translated in Optical Transition Probabilities (National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C., 1962), pp. 191–223.

Monakov, Yu. N.

L. N. Shabanova, Yu. N. Monakov, and A. N. Khlyustalov, “Oscillator strengths of lines in the principal series of cesium,” Opt. Spectrosc. (USSR) 47, 1–3 (1979).

Musa, G.

I. Popescu, C. Ghita, A. Popescu, and G. Musa, “Investigation on the thermionic detection of photoionization spectra of caesium vapours,” Ann. Phys. 18, 103–111 (1966).
[Crossref]

Niemax, K.

C. J. Lorenzen and K. Niemax, “Oscillator strengths of some higher Cs principal series lines,” J. Phys. B 11, L723–L728 (1978).
[Crossref]

Nikitin, E. E.

E. E. Nikitin, “Resonance and non-resonance excitation transfer in collisions of excited and ground-state alkali atoms,” Comm. At. Mol. Phys. 1, 111–115 (1969).

Norcross, D. W.

D. W. Norcross, “Photoabsorption by cesium,” Phys. Rev. A 7, 606–616 (1973); Phys. Rev. A 20, 1285–1286 (1979).
[Crossref]

O, C.-S.

G. F. Fülöp, C.-S. O, and H. H. Stroke, “Method for accumulating high-resolution optical spectra by repetitive photoelectric scanning,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 48, 1550–1554 (1977).
[Crossref]

Pendrill, L. R.

L. R. Pendrill, “Collisional perturbation of caesium Rydberg states,” J. Phys. B 10, L469–L475 (1977).
[Crossref]

Phelps, A. V.

C. L. Chen and A. V. Phelps, “Self-broadening of cesium resonance lines at 8521 and 8944 Å,” Phys. Rev. 173, 62–69 (1968).
[Crossref]

Pichler, G.

G. Pichler, “Measurement of the oscillator strengths of principal-series lines of cesium,” J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 16, 147–151 (1976).
[Crossref]

Popescu, A.

I. Popescu, C. Ghita, A. Popescu, and G. Musa, “Investigation on the thermionic detection of photoionization spectra of caesium vapours,” Ann. Phys. 18, 103–111 (1966).
[Crossref]

Popescu, D.

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Figures (13)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Fano X parameter in the continuum. Measurements of a, Heinzmann et al.11; b, Baum et al.10; c, Norcross13; d, Weisheit12; e, Huang and Starace (L form)15; f, Huang and Starace (V form)15; and g, Chang and Kelly.14

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Plot of the Fano X parameter as a function of energy E above the ground state for experiments and theory that predict the existence of a pole. The value of E, where X(E) = 2, locates the region of the principal quantum number n, where a maximum in ρn could be expected. X’s, Sambursky2; triangles, Baum et al.10; circles, Popescu et al.18; crosses, Weisheit.12

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Schematic diagram of apparatus for emission measurements. S, electrodeless lamp; L1, quartz lens; s, slit; M1, collimating mirror; G, plane diffraction grating; M2, camera mirror; I, image intensifier; L2, relay lens; D, multiply scanned signal-averaging detection systems.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Schematic diagram of apparatus for absorption measurements. S, mercury arc lamp; L1, quartz lens; F, interference filter; O, oven; G, absorption cell; L2, quartz lens; s, entrance slit of spectrometer.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Absorption contours for the 3477-Å 62S–102P3/2 and 3480-Å 62S-102P1/2 lines. The ground-state hfs splitting of ≈ 0.3 cm−1 is displayed for each line.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Absorption contour for the 62S1/2–212P1/2 line. The pressure broadening was so high that the ground state hfs splitting could no longer be resolved. The wing from the stronger 2P3/2 line is also shown.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Doublet oscillator-strength ratios of cesium principal series as a function of the principal quantum number. The recent experimental and theoretical results are in substantial agreement. Circles, present work; solid line, Norcross theory13; dashed line, Hofsaess theory22; X’s, Pichler19; crosses, Lorenzen and Niemax23; triangles, Exton20; squares, Raimond et al.24 For clarity some of the error bars are shown next to the data points.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Oscillator strengths of the cesium principal-series transitions 62S1/2n2P3/2. Circles, present work; X’s, Pichler19; crosses, Lorenzen and Niemax23; triangles, Exton20; solid line, Norcross13; dashed line, Hofsaess.22 The error bars are about the size of the circles.

Fig. 9
Fig. 9

Oscillator strengths of the cesium principal-series transitions 62S1/2n2P1/2. Circles, present work; X’s, Pichler19; crosses, Lorenzen and Niemax23; triangles, Exton20; solid line, Norcross13; dashed line, Hofsaess.22 The error bars are about the size of the circles.

Fig. 10
Fig. 10

f3/2 (n*)3 and f1/2(n*)6 as a function of n: X’s, f3/2 (n*)3; circles, f1/2 (n*)6.

Fig. 11
Fig. 11

ρn(n*)−3 as a function of n.

Fig. 12
Fig. 12

Fano X parameter as a function of energy: comparison with theories. Circles, present work; X’s, Norcross13; crosses, Weisheit12; triangles, Hofsaess22; squares, Fabry.21 The inset shows the enlarged portion from n = 16 to n = 21.

Fig. 13
Fig. 13

Fano X parameter as a function of energy: comparison with absorption and atomic beam experiments. Open circles, present work; X’s, Pichler19; triangles, Exton20; crosses, Lorenzen and Niemax23; filled circles, Raimond et al.24 The inset shows the enlarged portion from n = 16 to n = 21.

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Table 1 Doublet-Intensity ρI and Oscillator-Strength ρn Ratios in Cesium Principal Seriesa

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ρ n = f ( n 0 S 1 / 2 - n P 3 / 2 ) f ( n 0 S 1 / 2 - n P 1 / 2 )
X = 2 R 3 / 2 + R 1 / 2 R 3 / 2 - R 1 / 2 ,
R ( n , J ) = 0 P n J r P 6 , 1 / 2 r 2 d r
R ( , J ) = 0 = P J r P 6 , 1 / 2 r 2 d r
ρ n = 2 [ R n , 3 / 2 R n , 1 / 2 ] 2 = 2 ( X + 1 X - 2 ) 2 .
ρ I ( n ) = I ( n P 3 / 2 - 6 S 1 / 2 ) I ( n P 1 / 2 - 6 S 1 / 2 ) .
I ( B , A ) = 8 π 2 h e 2 m g A g B N B λ 3 f ( A , B ) .
f ( A , B ) = m c 8 π 2 e 2 g B g A λ 2 A ( B , A ) = 1.499 g B g A λ 2 A ( B , A )
ρ n = ρ I ( n ) ( λ 3 / 2 λ 1 / 2 ) 3 ( 2 N 1 / 2 N 3 / 2 ) ,
ρ n ( n * ) 3