Accession Number:

ADA090766

Title:

Line Shapes in Laser Experiments.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Oct-Nov 79,

Corporate Author:

NEW YORK UNIV N Y DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

A brief review of recent developments in line shape studies using laser spectroscopy is presented. Experiments are discussed in which the absorption or emission line profiles associated with various transitions in a vapor can be used to provide useful information concerning the atomic sample being tested. In particular, ways in which collisional effects manifest themselves in line shapes are described and the manner in which collision cross section can be extracted from these line shapes is discussed. Illustrative experiments using methods of linear spectroscopy, two-photon spectroscopy and saturation spectroscopy are presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE