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 language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics|
|State||Published - Oct 14 2006|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics