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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1986
  • pp: 3843–3845

Temperature variation of linewidth of the CO2 laser P(16) transition

A. M. Robinson, M. Parameswaran, and S. Ghufran  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 25, Issue 21, pp. 3843-3845 (1986)

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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)

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