OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 20, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1981
  • pp: 4102–4109

Detailed temporal behavior of laser-excited sodium tracer in nitrogen and application to nitrogen number density measurements at low densities

D. H. Campbell and J. W. L. Lewis  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 20, Issue 23, pp. 4102-4109 (1981)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.20.004102


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (867 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Detailed rate equation modeling of the laser-excited sodium–molecular nitrogen system was conducted to investigate the applicability of the steady-state three-level model to prediction of sodium laser-induced fluorescence intensities. Redistribution of vibrational population in the nitrogen molecules can, under some conditions, produce a transition to a second-state condition not predicted by the simple three-level model. The feasibility of a major species number density measurement using tracer gas impurity laser-induced fluorescence is discussed in light of the sodium–nitrogen modeling results.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: July 30, 1981
Published: December 1, 1981

Citation
D. H. Campbell and J. W. L. Lewis, "Detailed temporal behavior of laser-excited sodium tracer in nitrogen and application to nitrogen number density measurements at low densities," Appl. Opt. 20, 4102-4109 (1981)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-20-23-4102

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited