Stimulated stokes downconversion in liquid and solid parahydrogen

B. J. McCall, A. J. Huneycutt, R. J. Saykally, C. M. Lindsay, T. Oka, M. Fushitani, Y. Miyamoto, T. Momose

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The results of investigations into the suitability of condensed-phase parahydrogen as a Raman-shifting medium for infrared cavity ringdown laser absorption spectroscopy were reported. The conversion of ∼10-ns pulses of 532-nm radiation into first-, second-, and third-order vibrational Stokes radiation in bulk liquid and solid parahydrogen after a single 11-cm pass was observed. It was found that the liquid H2 yields more efficient conversion than solid H2 with certain focal geometries, and in case of the solid, a collimated or loosely focused pump geometry was more efficient than a tight focus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1350-1352
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Mar 3 2003
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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