Stimulated Raman Studies of CO2-Laser-Excited SF6

  • P. Esherick
  • A. J. Grimley
  • A. Owyoung
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Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 30)


Advances in high-resolution stimulated Raman spectroscopy (SRS) have provided a means for performing gas phase Raman studies with unprecedented spectral resolution (~.002 cm−1) and high sensitivity [1–3]. Studies in static cells at low (≤4 Torr) pressures have revealed a wealth of spectral detail inaccessible tó conventional Raman techniques. Investigations in flames [4] and supersonic free-expansion jets [5] have illustrated the spatial resolving power offered by SRS. In this paper we report a preliminary investigation into the use of SRS for high-resolution studies of transient species. Specifically, we are using SF6 molecules excited by a CO2 laser as a prototypical system for examining These capabilities.


Gain Spectrum Stark Shift Transient Species Raman Technique Optical Science 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Esherick
    • 1
  • A. J. Grimley
    • 1
  • A. Owyoung
    • 1
  1. 1.Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA

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