Thermal loss mechanism in the generation of multifrequency laser emission via stimulated Raman scattering and four-wave Raman mixing studied by photothermal refraction spectroscopy
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- Hirakawa, Y., Tomooka, T. & Imasaka, T. Appl Phys B (2000) 70: 355. doi:10.1007/s003400050057
The heat produced in conjunction with the processes of stimulated Raman scattering and four-wave Raman mixing in hydrogen was measured by photothermal refraction spectroscopy. Many vibrational, rotational, and vibrationally shifted rotational Raman lines are exclusively/simultaneously generated by changing the polarization of the laser beam and the hydrogen pressure. Thermal loss occurs predominantly from vibrational Raman scattering, which can be ascribed to a large Raman shift frequency of 4155 cm-1 for the vibrational transition. In contrast to stimulated Raman scattering, little or no thermal loss is observable during the process of four-wave Raman mixing.