Observation of S-Band Heads in the Resonance Raman Spectrum of Iodine Vapor

  • W. Kiefer


Resonance Raman scattering has been observed from iodine vapor excited by light above the dissociation limit. The spectra are characterized by a progression of vibrational lines observable through the 20th harmonic. These lines display complex structure, including peaks (distinct from that of the Q-branch) that can be regarded as band heads. Here we show how this spectral structure arises from vibration-rotation interactions and vibrational anharmonicity.


Iodine Vapor Spectroscopic Constant Dissociation Limit Band Head Resonance Raman Spectrum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Kiefer
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  1. 1.Sektion PhysikUniversität MünchenMünchenGermany

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