Il Nuovo Cimento D

, Volume 13, Issue 10, pp 1221–1234 | Cite as

Polarization spectroscopy of atomic oxygen by dye and semiconductor diode lasers

  • L. Gianfrani
  • A. Sasso
  • G. M. Tino
  • F. Marin


We used polarization spectroscopy to perform a high-resolution investigation of atomic oxygen in the visible and near-infrared spectral region by means of dye and semiconductor diode lasers. We measured the fine structure of the highly excited 4d 5 D level and resolved the hyperfine structure of the metastable 3s 5 S 2 level of 17O. Isotope shift values are also reported for several transitions of the three stable oxygen isotopes (16O, 17O, 18O). Polarization lineshapes are discussed and compared with those obtained in saturation techniques.

PACS 35.10.Fk

Fine- and hyperfine-structure constants 

PACS 32.30.Jc

Visible and ultraviolet spectra 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Gianfrani
    • 1
  • A. Sasso
    • 1
  • G. M. Tino
    • 1
  • F. Marin
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze FisicheUniversità di Napoli «Federico II»NapoliItalia
  2. 2.Scuola Normale Superiore di PisaPisaItalia
  3. 3.European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy (LENS)FirenzeItalia

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