The use of a novel modeless laser as the broadband source in multiplex CARS thermometry, by reducing the laser noise on the CARS spectra, is shown to give a precision of ~1% in single-shot temperature measurements in nitrogen at 1200K.
© 1991 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 26, 1990
Published: March 20, 1991
P. Snowdon, S. M. Skippon, and P. Ewart, "Improved precision of single-shot temperature measurements by broadband CARS by use of a modeless laser," Appl. Opt. 30, 1008-1010 (1991)