Spectral and temporal measurements of infrared fluorescence (IRF) in SF6, CF4, and mixtures of SF6and CF4gases excited by a pulsed CO2laser are reported. Using the 944.2 cm-1[ ] laser line for excitation and measuring the IRF spectra between 700 and 1500 cm-1, a strong red shifted IRF peak of the ν3mode in pure SF6was found. No IRF was observed under these conditions in pure CF4. In a 13:10 mixture of SF6and CF4, two strong IRF peaks of the ν3modes, shifted to the red relative to the room-temperature fundamentals at 948 cm-1and 1283.2 cm-1, were observed. The peaks are almost equal in height and since both molecules have almost the same ν3band intensity, the present result suggests that efficient intermolecular energy transfer occurs from excited SF6to cold CF4molecules. The temporal behavior of the IRF signals under high excitation ( ) in pure SF6exhibits two relaxation times, one of bulk cooling with ms and the other of a nature with s . torr. In the mixture, an additional relaxation of the intermolecular energy transfer process is observed with s . torr. The red shift dependence of the IRF peaks on the degree of excitation was also measured and used to examine population distributions, specific IRF transitions, and anharmonicity parameters.