High Resolution Coherent Raman Spectroscopy: Studies of Molecular Structures

  • B. Lavorel
  • G. Millot
  • H. Berger
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 63)


One of the main advantages of the non-linear coherent Raman techniques is the high resolution that can be achieved in rovibrational spectroscopy. Typically an instrumental function of the order of several thousandths of a wavenumber is routinely achieved in SRS or CARS experiments. Since the first recording of the stimulated Raman spectrum of 12CH4 in 1978 [1], numerous studies of molecules have been performed [2–8]. We have built a stimulated Raman experiment in Dijon in which particular attention has been paid to the frequency measurement of the Raman lines [9]. We will describe the application of our experiment to a wide variety of molecules over the last few years: linear molecules, spherical top molecules, and also symmetric top molecules.


Raman Spectrum Raman Line Raman Frequency Infrared Data Frequency Calibration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Lavorel
    • 1
  • G. Millot
    • 1
  • H. Berger
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Spectronomie Moléculaire et Instrumentation Laser, U.R.A. CNRS n° 777Université de BourgogneDijonFrance

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