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Narrow-linewidth passband filters and UV laser source for rotational Raman imaging
Author(s): Noah D. Finkelstein; Walter R. Lempert; Richard B. Miles
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Paper Abstract

We present two novel narrow passband spectral filters capable of frequency resolved imaging of rotational Raman light scattering with strong spectral rejection of out-of- band Raman, Rayleigh and Mie scattering. The first filter, capable of 2D imaging and spectral selectivity, is based on mercury vapor absorption and subsequent resonant florescence. The second filter exploits the variation in the index-of-refraction near resonance to spatially resolve small spectral shifts. It is capable of simultaneous 1D measurements of multiple frequencies. Each filter has a spectral sensitivity of better than 1 cm-1. The filters are paired with an injection seeded, cavity locked, frequency tripled Ti:Sapphire laser which produces > 30 mJ pulse of single mode, tunable light in the vicinity of 253.7 nm. The laser and resonant fluorescence filter are combined to spectrally resolve scattering form individual rotational Raman lines of nitrogen and oxygen. A description of each filter is given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3172, Optical Technology in Fluid, Thermal, and Combustion Flow III, (21 November 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.279769
Show Author Affiliations
Noah D. Finkelstein, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Walter R. Lempert, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Richard B. Miles, Princeton Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3172:
Optical Technology in Fluid, Thermal, and Combustion Flow III
Soyoung Stephen Cha; James D. Trolinger; Masaaki Kawahashi, Editor(s)

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