The high-resolution cw CARS technique has revealed solvent-induced alterations in linewidth and position of the 2326.5-cm−1 Raman line of liquid, nitrogen, which becomes strongly broadened when Kr or CH4 is added and is almost unaltered in solutions with CO and O2. The interpretation is given in terms of motional narrowing and vibrational dephasing theory.
© 1980 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 1, 1979
Published: March 15, 1980
S. A. Akhmanov, F. N. Gadjiev, N. I. Koroteev, R. Yu. Orlov, and I. L. Shumay, "High-resolution cw CARS spectra of liquid nitrogen dissolved in liquefied Ar, Kr, O2, CO, and CH4," Appl. Opt. 19, 859-862 (1980)