Infrared-Microwave Double Resonance Probing of the Population-Depopulation of Rotational States in the NO₂ and the SO₂ Molecules
Description: A 10.6 ym C02 laser operating a power range S P 200 watts was used to pump some select vibrational transitions in the NO2 molecule while monitoring the rotational transitions (91/9—'100/10), (232f 22 ~~"*242,23> ' (402,38 "393,37) in the (0, 0, 0) vibrational level and the (8q,8—*"^1,7) rotational transition in the (0, 1, 0) vibrational level. These rotational transitions were monitored by microwave probing to determine how the population of states in the rotational manifolds were being altered by the laser. Coincidences between some components of the V3-V2 band of N02 and the C02 infrared laser lines in the 10 um region appeared to be responsible for the strong interaction between the continuous laser beams and the molecular states.
Date: December 1982
Creator: Khoobehi, Bahram