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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1992
  • pp: 79–81

Application of a backside-illuminated charge-coupled-device camera for single-pulse coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy N2 thermometry

I. Plath, W. Meier, and W. Stricker  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 17, Issue 1, pp. 79-81 (1992)

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The application of an unintensified backside-illuminated CCD for the acquisition of broadband single-pulse coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy (CARS) spectra is demonstrated. This CCD shows a quantum efficiency 5 times higher than a front-illuminated CCD and offers significant advantages compared with intensified linear photodiode array detectors generally used for single-pulse CARS thermometry. It overcomes the main drawbacks of the intensified linear photodiode array detector in single-pulse CARS N2 spectroscopy: nonlinearity, limited dynamic range, and image persistence. A method for extending the dynamic range is demonstrated in a highly turbulent flame.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 6, 1991
Published: January 1, 1992

I. Plath, W. Meier, and W. Stricker, "Application of a backside-illuminated charge-coupled-device camera for single-pulse coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy N2 thermometry," Opt. Lett. 17, 79-81 (1992)

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