Using two-step laser excitation of metastable Kr(4p55s3P2,0) atoms via selected Kr(4p55p J = 1,2) levels, we have recorded the low-lying autoionizing resonances Kr(2P1/2 nd', J = 2, 3) (n = 6, 7) at high resolution in two different experiments (atomic beam spectroscopy and optogalvanic spectroscopy in a discharge). Accurate values for the resonance positions (quantum defects) and the (reduced) widths have been determined and profile indices are reported. For comparison, multichannel quantum defect theory (MQDT) analyses, using energy-dependent MQDT parameters, have been carried out for the odd Kr(J = 1, 2, 3) levels, yielding good agreement in the quantum defects and partial agreement in the predicted reduced widths for the nd' resonances with the experimental values. Moreover, simplified phase-shifted quantum defect theory analyses of the measured bound odd Kr(J = 2 and 3) Rydberg levels were carried out with the aim of providing improved insight into the dominant decay mechanism of the resonances. We also present a summary and comparative discussion of the reduced widths for the nd'[K]J resonances of all the rare-gas atoms Ne, Ar, Kr and Xe.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2001 Apr 28|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics