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PRECISION STARK SPECTROSCOPY OF $CH_{4}$ BY NONLINEAR LASER ABSORPTION

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Title: PRECISION STARK SPECTROSCOPY OF $CH_{4}$ BY NONLINEAR LASER ABSORPTION
Creators: Luntz, Alan C.; Brewer, Richard G.
Issue Date: 1971
Abstract: Using the extraordinary high spectral resolution obtainable in nonlinear laser absorption, precision Stark spectra of $CH_{4}$ have been observed in the infrared. Two experiments involving the nonlinear absorption of a tunable 3.39$\mu$ He-Ne laser by the E coriolis component of P(7) in the $\nu_{2}$-band of $CH_{4}$ are discussed. In one, a single Lamb-dip resonance of $\sim$ 100 kHz width is observed for this transition. Application of a Stark field causes this resonance to split into 13 equally spaced and completely resolved components, in agreement with the assignment and the existence of a small dipole moment in the excited vibrational state. In a second experiment, a Stark-tuned optical-optical double resonance effect yields a precise measurement of this dipole moment as $\mu = 0.0200 \pm 0.0001$ Debye.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/8728
Other Identifiers: 1971-K-6
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