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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 1985
  • pp: 907–913

Mode noise in broadband CARS spectroscopy

D. A. Greenhalgh and S. T. Whittley  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 24, Issue 6, pp. 907-913 (1985)

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An analysis of broadband dye laser spectral noise is presented. Particular reference is given to the effect of such noise on broadband single-pulse CARS spectra. A simple theory which accurately predicts both dye laser and CARS spectral noise is presented. Methods for reducing CARS spectral noise are identified and discussed. A laser geometry based on a corner cube resonator is examined which significantly reduces dye laser noise.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 19, 1984
Published: March 15, 1985

D. A. Greenhalgh and S. T. Whittley, "Mode noise in broadband CARS spectroscopy," Appl. Opt. 24, 907-913 (1985)

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