Excitation Spectrum of I2 Induced by Laser Radiation Near the Dissociation Limit of the B–State
The study of the excitation spectrum of I2 induced by laser radiation near the dissociation limit of the B state enables us to determine the molecular constants of the vibrational levels v′ = 78, 79 and 80; the latest being situated only 1.6 cm−1 from the dissociation limit. The molecular constants are now in good agreement with theoretical predictions. Revised values of the dissociation limits of the B and X state are proposed: they are 20043.176 ± 0.016 and 12440.200 ± 0.020 cm−1 respectively. The excitation spectrum from 20022 to 20039.5 cm−1 is entirely reproduced, together with the assignments and the wavenumbers of all observed lines, principally for calibration purposes.