A cw frequency-locked CO2 laser is used in conjunction with a 1-J TEA CO2 laser to observe the vibrational equilibration of optically pumped gases. Velocity-dependent effects in the vibrational-deactivation rate are also observed. Experimental results are given for CH3F.
© 1981 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 29, 1980
Published: January 1, 1981
Nabil M. Lawandy and Gerhard A. Koepf, "Double-resonance study of vibrational equilibration in optically pumped laser molecules," Opt. Lett. 6, 42-44 (1981)