Gas-phase thermometry using delayed-probe-pulse picosecond coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering spectra of H2. Academic Article uri icon


  • We report the development and application of a simple theoretical model for extracting temperatures from picosecond-laser-based coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) spectra of H2 obtained using time-delayed probe pulses. This approach addresses the challenges associated with the effects of rotational-level-dependent decay lifetimes on time-delayed probing for CARS thermometry. A simple procedure is presented for accurate temperature determination based on a Boltzmann distribution using delayed-probe-pulse vibrational CARS spectra of H2; this procedure requires measurement at only a select handful of probe-pulse delays and requires no assumptions about sample environment.

published proceedings

  • Appl Opt

author list (cited authors)

  • Stauffer, H. U., Kulatilaka, W. D., Hsu, P. S., Gord, J. R., & Roy, S.

citation count

  • 17

complete list of authors

  • Stauffer, Hans U||Kulatilaka, Waruna D||Hsu, Paul S||Gord, James R||Roy, Sukesh

publication date

  • February 2011