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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 1988
  • pp: 5123–5126

Frequency shift and asymmetric line shape of the fourth anti-Stokes component from a hydrogen Raman shifter

Wallace L. Glab and Jan P. Hessler  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 27, Issue 24, pp. 5123-5126 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.27.005123


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Abstract

We have measured the spectral properties of the fourth anti-Stokes component of the output of a pressurized, molecular hydrogen, Raman shifter pumped by the intense output of a frequency-doubled narrowband pulsed dye laser. All the observed line shapes are asymmetric, with full widths at half-maximum ranging from 0.3 to 0.8 cm−1. The spectral peak of the Raman-shifted light varies linearly with the intensity of the pump light and is given by σ(ρ,I) = σ(ρ) + AI. The previously measured density-dependent Stokes shift is σ(ρ), the intensity of the laser is I, and A is 1.5 ± 0.2 cm−1/(TW/cm2). The electric field-induced shift and asymmetric line shape limit the accuracy and resolution of spectroscopic measurements made with light from a hydrogen Raman shifter. We propose that these observations may be explained by the ac Stark effect in the Raman shifting medium.

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Original Manuscript: July 15, 1988
Published: December 15, 1988

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Wallace L. Glab and Jan P. Hessler, "Frequency shift and asymmetric line shape of the fourth anti-Stokes component from a hydrogen Raman shifter," Appl. Opt. 27, 5123-5126 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-27-24-5123


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