On the Stark broadening of the He I 447.1 nm spectral line
Faculty of Physics, University of Belgrade, P.O.B. 368, Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia
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Revised: 25 April 2001
Published online: 15 July 2001
Characteristics of the Stark broadened and overlapping 447.1 nm He I spectral line and its forbidden 447.0 nm components have been measured at electron densities between m-3 and m-3 and electron temperatures between 18 000 K and 33 000 K in plasmas created in five various discharge conditions using the low pressure pulsed arc as an optically thin plasma source operated in helium-nitrogen-oxygen gas mixture. Good agreement was found among our measured line characteristics and their existing calculated values, based on the quasistatic approximation. Possible influence of the singly ionized oxygen impurity atoms (O II) on the intensity values of the dip between allowed and forbidden components was found that can explain the disagreement among some existing experimental and calculated line characteristics data, at higher electron temperatures and densities. On the basis of the observed asymmetry of the 447.1 nm spectral line profile we have obtained the ion contribution parameter at 1022 m-3 electron density and 8 000 K electron temperature.
PACS: 52.70.Kz – Optical (ultraviolet, visible, infrared) measurements / 32.70.Jz – Line shapes, widths, and shifts / 32.70.-n – Intensities and shapes of atomic spectral lines
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2001