Abstract

A simple experimental arrangement allowing multistep excitation studies including one VUV photon as the first excitation step is described. The system is based on the simultaneous use of a monochromatized VUV-laser plasma source with a tunable dye laser. The same pump laser is used for both excitation sources, thus allowing, if required, a well-defined time delay between the two excitation steps. The system permits both photoionization and time-resolved fluorescence measurement. Its capability is illustrated by experiments on rare gases. This demonstration shows that such a device allows one to obtain spectroscopic and kinetic information.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

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