Analysis of high-[Formula presented] dielectronic Rydberg satellites in the spectra of [formula presented]-like [formula presented] XX and [formula presented]-like [formula presented] XIX

K.B. Fournier, A. Ya. Faenov, T.A. Pikuz, A.I. Magunov, I. Yu. Skobelev, F. Flora, S. Bollanti, P.D. Lazzaro, D. Murra, V.S. Belyaev, V.I. Vinogradov, A.S. Kyrilov, A.P. Matafonov, M. Francucci, S. Martellucci, G. Petrocelli

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We have observed spectra from highly charged zinc ions in a variety of laser-produced plasmas. Spectral features that are [formula presented]- and [formula presented]-like satellites to high-[Formula presented] Rydberg transitions in the [formula presented]-like [formula presented] XXI spectrum are analyzed and modeled. Identifications and analysis are made by comparison with highly accurate atomic structure calculations and steady state collisional-radiative models. Each observed [formula presented] XX and [formula presented] XIX feature comprises up to [Formula presented] dozen individual transitions, these transitions are excited principally by dielectronic recombination through autoionizing levels in [formula presented]- and [formula presented]-like [formula presented] and [formula presented]. We find these satellites to be ubiquitous in laser-produced plasmas formed by lasers with pulse lengths that span four orders of magnitude, from [Formula presented] to [Formula presented]. The diagnostic potential of these Rydberg satellite lines is demonstrated. © 2004 The American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15 -
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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