The halfwidth of the P(16) CO2 laser transition has been measured over a temperature range from 373 to 620 K at pressures varying from 20 to 100 Torr. A Voigt profile line shape was fitted to the experimental absorption coefficient to determine the variation of halfwidth with temperature. The pressure broadened halfwidth varied as T−0.56 over this temperature range.
© 1986 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 30, 1986
Published: November 1, 1986
A. M. Robinson, M. Parameswaran, and S. Ghufran, "Temperature variation of linewidth of the CO2 laser P(16) transition," Appl. Opt. 25, 3843-3845 (1986)