We report high-resolution inverse Raman spectroscopy measurements of nitrogen Q-branch linewidths in pure nitrogen at temperatures up to 1500 K and at pressures from 20 to 760 Torr. Transitions from J = 0 to J = 30 have been measured with a resolution of 1.5 × 10−3 cm−1 and a Raman shift accuracy of 1 × 10−3 cm−1. Fits to the data using a Galatry line-shape model provide J-dependent collisional-broadening coefficients. A modified exponential-gap scaling law accurately describes the dependence of these coefficients on temperature and rotational quantum number.
© 1986 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 16, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: May 30, 1986
Published: September 1, 1986
L. A. Rahn and R. E. Palmer, "Studies of nitrogen self-broadening at high temperature with inverse Raman spectroscopy," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3, 1164-1169 (1986)