Laser-induced fluorescence excitation spectroscopy of N2+ produced by VUV photoionization of N2 and N2O

Masakazu Mizutani, Hiromichi Niikura, Atsunari Hiraya, Koichiro Mitsuke*

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Synchrotron radiation emitted from the UVSOR storage ring is monochromated by a grazing-incidence monochromator and introduced coaxially with the second harmonic of a mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser. Sample gases, N2 and N2O, are photoionized into vibronically ground N2+ with the fundamental light of the undulator radiation at 18.0 and 18.6 eV, respectively. Laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) excitation spectra of N2+ from N2 and N2O are measured in the laser wavelength region of the (B 2u+, v′ = 0) ← (X 2g+, v″ = 0) transition at 389-392 nm. The LIF excitation spectra of N2+ exhibit two maxima due to the P and R branches in which rotational bands are heavily overlapped. The rotational temperature is determined by simulating an LIF excitation spectrum by using the theoretical intensity distribution of rotation bands convoluted with the spectral width of the laser.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1069-1071
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Synchrotron Radiation
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998 May 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Laser-induced fluorescence
  • N
  • Pump-probe experiments
  • Rotational distributions
  • Synchrotron radiation-laser combinations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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