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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2009
  • pp: 3857–3859

Gas-phase single-shot thermometry at 1 kHz using fs-CARS spectroscopy

Sukesh Roy, Waruna D. Kulatilaka, Daniel R. Richardson, Robert P. Lucht, and James R. Gord  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 24, pp. 3857-3859 (2009)

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Single-laser-shot temperature measurements at a data rate of 1 kHz employing femtosecond coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (fs-CARS) spectroscopy of N 2 are demonstrated. The measurements are performed using a chirped-probe pulse to map the time-dependent frequency-spread dephasing of the Raman coherence, which is created by 80 -fs pump and Stokes beams, into the spectrum of the coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering signal pulse. Temperature is determined from the spectral shape of the fs-CARS signal for probe delays of 2   ps with respect to the pump-Stokes excitation. The accuracy and precision of the measurements for the 300–2400 K range are found to be 1 % 6 % and 1.5 % 3 % , respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(280.1740) Remote sensing and sensors : Combustion diagnostics
(300.6230) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering
(300.6530) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, ultrafast
(320.7150) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast spectroscopy

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Original Manuscript: September 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 21, 2009
Published: December 10, 2009

Sukesh Roy, Waruna D. Kulatilaka, Daniel R. Richardson, Robert P. Lucht, and James R. Gord, "Gas-phase single-shot thermometry at 1 kHz using fs-CARS spectroscopy," Opt. Lett. 34, 3857-3859 (2009)

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