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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1984
  • pp: 490–492

Dependence of the absorption coefficient of vibration–rotation transitions of dipole molecules on the resonance radiation polarization

V. E. Zuev, Yu. N. Ponomarev, and B. A. Tikhomirov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 9, Issue 11, pp. 490-492 (1984)

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The dependence of the absorption coefficient for vibration–rotation transitions on ruby-laser pulse intensity and polarization has been investigated experimentally. For linearly polarized radiation, a decrease in absorption is observed as the intensity is increased. For circularly polarized radiation, no decrease is evident, even at significantly higher intensity. A qualitative interpretation of the results is presented.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 17, 1984
Manuscript Accepted: June 6, 1984
Published: November 1, 1984

V. E. Zuev, Yu. N. Ponomarev, and B. A. Tikhomirov, "Dependence of the absorption coefficient of vibration–rotation transitions of dipole molecules on the resonance radiation polarization," Opt. Lett. 9, 490-492 (1984)

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