Populating the 6p2 1D2 high-lying mestastable state of Pb and related stimulated radiation

Daozhong Zhang, Zhaolin Li, Guoqing Zheng

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By the photodissociation of PbI2 the high-lying metastable state of Pb 6p2 1D2 (21458 cm-1) can be populated. Stimulated emission, which depend on the population of the 6p2 1D2 metastable state, is observed. The populating process is discussed. Comparing the Raman scattering originating from 6p2 1D2 and 6p2 3P1, the population ratio of 1D2 to 3P1 is determined to be 1/30. Under the experimental conditions the variations of the ratio as function of the density of PbI2 and the intensity of the dissociation laser are small.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-254
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number4-6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 15 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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