By Topic

Quantitative nonlinear spectroscopy: a direct comparison of degenerate four-wave mixing with cavity ring-down spectroscopy applied to NaH

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)

Cavity ring-down spectroscopy and degenerate four-wave mixing have been applied for spectroscopic studies, temperature determination, and measurement of relative dipole transition moments of photochemically produced sodium hydride. In our experiment, NaH was formed within a heat-pipe oven after 3p excitation of sodium in a hydrogen atmosphere with a second dye laser. The reaction product NaH was probed in the near ultraviolet part of the spectrum at 382 nm with 1-4-μs delay to the excitation pulse using both a linear and nonlinear spectroscopic technique with a pulsed dye laser source (pulsewidth 15-ns full-width half-maximum). The strengths and limitations of these two spectroscopic techniques are discussed. Since the two processes depend on different parameters and the image-forming beams have different properties, it is difficult to define a single criterion for comparison. But our measurements indicate that cavity ring-down spectroscopy is a powerful tool with a sensitivity better than 109 particles per cm3 and quantum state which is comparable to degenerate four-wave mixing in our case

Published in:

Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:33 ,  Issue: 9 )