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  • Vol. 11, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1986
  • pp: 233–235

Observation of the saturation effect in continuous-wave coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy of liquid nitrogen

I. L. Shumay, V. N. Zadkov, D. J. Heinzen, M. M. Kash, and M. S. Feld  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 11, Issue 4, pp. 233-235 (1986)

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We report the first observation to our knowledge of the saturation effect in a Raman transition of a liquid, liquid N2. Using cw coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy, Raman line broadening by a factor of ≃2 is observed. This corresponds to vibrational excitation of up to 30% of the N2 molecules in the interaction volume.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 27, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: January 14, 1986
Published: April 1, 1986

I. L. Shumay, D. J. Heinzen, M. M. Kash, V. N. Zadkov, and M. S. Feld, "Observation of the saturation effect in continuous-wave coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy of liquid nitrogen," Opt. Lett. 11, 233-235 (1986)

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