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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 1983
  • pp: 2007–2012

Spatial effect in a multiple IR photon decomposition experiment using a Gaussian laser beam

Xing-Xiao Ma, Guo-Ying Xu, P. Galarneau, and S. L. Chin  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 13, pp. 2007-2012 (1983)

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Since the IR multiple-photon decomposition probability of polyatomic molecules is a function of radiative fluence, the measured fraction of the dissociated molecules could be affected by the spatial distribution of radiation. In this paper the influence of the radiative distribution of a Gaussian beam on measured probability is investigated in detail. The main conclusions are that, for two special cases, namely, cylindrical beam and double-cone beam, one will be able to get information of the fluence dependence of real decomposition probability from measured energy dependence of average probability by means of a log–log plot. This article will be helpful for consideration of experimental conditions, summarizing of data, and comparison of the results of different experiments to avoid possible confusion.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 3, 1983
Published: July 1, 1983

Xing-Xiao Ma, Guo-Ying Xu, P. Galarneau, and S. L. Chin, "Spatial effect in a multiple IR photon decomposition experiment using a Gaussian laser beam," Appl. Opt. 22, 2007-2012 (1983)

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