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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1984
  • pp: 347–349

Geometry-independent, phase-matched measurement of a vacuum-ultraviolet oscillator strength in xenon

Steven D. Kramer, Chung H. Chen, and Marvin G. Payne  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 9, Issue 8, pp. 347-349 (1984)

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A new method for accurately measuring the oscillator strengths of gases is presented. The technique is based on determining the phase-matching conditions for four-wave mixing in a gas mixture. When high gas pressures are used, the measurement is independent of the detailed spatial-mode properties of the laser. By using the known refractive index of argon as a reference, the oscillator strength of the xenon ground-state-to-7s [3/2]1 transition at 117.04 nm was found to be 0.098 ± 0.012.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 16, 1984
Manuscript Accepted: May 18, 1984
Published: August 1, 1984

Steven D. Kramer, Chung H. Chen, and Marvin G. Payne, "Geometry-independent, phase-matched measurement of a vacuum-ultraviolet oscillator strength in xenon," Opt. Lett. 9, 347-349 (1984)

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