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The hyperfine structure of the 4d2D3/2,5/2 levels of 69,71Ga is determined. The 4p2P3/2 ? 4d2D3/2 (294.50-nm) and 4p2P3/2 ? 4d2D5/2 (294.45-nm) transitions are studied by laser-induced fluorescence in an atomic Ga beam. The hyperfine A constant measured for the 4d2D5/2 level is 77.3 ± 0.9 MHz for 69Ga and 97.9 ± 0.7 MHz for 71Ga (3s errors). The A constant measured for the 4d2D3/2 level is -36.3 ± 2.2 MHz for 69Ga and -46.2 ± 3.8 MHz for 71Ga. These measurements correct sign errors in the previous determination of these constants. For 69Ga the hyperfine B constants measured for the 4d2D5/2 and the 4d2D 3/2 levels are 5.3 ± 4.1 MHz and 4.6 ± 4.2 MHz, respectively. The isotope shift is determined to be 114 ± 8 MHz for the 4p2P3/2 ? 4d2D3/2 transition and 115 ± 7 MHz for the 4p2P3/2 ± 4d 2D5/2 transition. The lines of 71Ga are shifted to the blue. This is in agreement with previous measurement.


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