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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1569–1571

Single-shot imaging of ground-state hydrogen atoms with a nonlinear laser spectroscopic technique

M. Linvin, Z. S. Li, J. Zetterberg, and M. Aldén  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 11, pp. 1569-1571 (2007)

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We report on a novel nonlinear laser spectroscopic technique for single-shot imaging of ground-state hydrogen atoms in harsh environments. H atoms from the ground state were first pumped to the 2 s state via a two-photon excitation with a 243 nm laser beam, and the population of the 2 s state was further probed through the 2 s 4 p transition with conventional polarization spectroscopy at 486 nm . A single Nd : YAG -pumped optical parametric oscillator laser system was enough to provide both laser beams. Single-shot visualization of native H atoms in an atmospheric pressure premixed H 2 O 2 flame is demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(300.6210) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, atomic
(300.6420) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, nonlinear

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 24, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 23, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 24, 2007
Published: May 17, 2007

M. Linvin, Z. S. Li, J. Zetterberg, and M. Aldén, "Single-shot imaging of ground-state hydrogen atoms with a nonlinear laser spectroscopic technique," Opt. Lett. 32, 1569-1571 (2007)

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