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Two-photon excitation of atomic oxygen using a Raman-shifted ArF-excimer laser

Abstract

A novel method for exciting the two-photon 2p 3 3p 3 P ←2p 4 3 P atomic oxygen transition is reported. The transition energy is provided by the combined photon energies of the second and third Stokes orders of a deuterium-filled Raman shifter pumped by an ArF-excimer laser. The ArF-excimer-pumped Raman shifter performance is characterized and the approach is demonstrated in an atomic oxygen population created by molecular oxygen absorption and predissociation in room air.

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Fletcher, D.G. Two-photon excitation of atomic oxygen using a Raman-shifted ArF-excimer laser. Appl. Phys. B 60, 61–65 (1995). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01082074

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