Effects of pressure variations on electronic-resonance-enhanced coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering of nitric oxide Academic Article uri icon


  • The effects of pressure variations on the electronic-resonance-enhanced coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (ERE-CARS) signal of nitric oxide (NO) were studied at pressures ranging from 0.1 to 8 bar. ERE-CARS signals were recorded in a gas cell filled with a mixture of 300 ppm NO in N2 buffer gas at room temperature. The ERE-CARS signal was found to increase with rising pressure up to 2 bar and to remain nearly constant thereafter. The spectra recorded at different cell pressures were modeled using a modified version of the Sandia CARSFT code. Laser-saturation effects were accounted for by systematically varying the theoretical ultraviolet probe-laser linewidth. Excellent agreement was obtained between theory and experiment for the pressure-scaling behavior of the ERE-CARS signal of NO. This finding, along with a negligible influence of electronic quenching on the ERE-CARS signal, provides strong incentive for the application of ERE-CARS to measurements of NO concentrations in high-pressure combustion environments. 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Kulatilaka, W. D., Chai, N., Naik, S. V., Roy, S., Laurendeau, N. M., Lucht, R. P., Kuehner, J. P., & Gord, J. R.

citation count

  • 17

complete list of authors

  • Kulatilaka, Waruna D||Chai, Ning||Naik, Sameer V||Roy, Sukesh||Laurendeau, Normand M||Lucht, Robert P||Kuehner, Joel P||Gord, James R

publication date

  • June 2007