Laser Stark saturation spectroscopy in methyl alcohol

  • R. A. Forber
  • J. Tenenbaum
  • M. S. Feld


The method of Lamb dip spectroscopy in Stark tuned molecular gases is discussed and applied to the experimental assignment of methyl alcohol infrared transitions in the υ5 C−O stretch band. Theoretical expressions for Stark Lamb dip patterns are derived for P, Q and R-branch transitions. Stark tuning results and transition quantum number assignments are presented for several 10μm transitions, along with measured values of resonant frequencies, absorption coefficients and pressure broadening coefficients.

Key words

Lamb dip spectroscopy Stark tuned molecular gases infrared 10μ transitions CH3OH 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Forber
    • 1
  • J. Tenenbaum
    • 1
  • M. S. Feld
    • 1
  1. 1.Spectroscopy Laboratory and Physics DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge

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