|Title||Stimulated Stokes downconversion in liquid and solid parahydrogen|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2003|
|Authors||McCall, BJ, Huneycutt, AJ, Saykally, RJ, Lindsay, CM, Oka, T, Fushitani, M, Miyamoto, Y, Momose, T|
|Journal||APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS|
|Date Published||MAR 3|
We report the results of our preliminary investigations into the suitability of condensed-phase parahydrogen as a Raman-shifting medium for infrared cavity ringdown laser absorption spectroscopy. We have observed the conversion of similar to10-ns pulses of 532-nm radiation into first-, second-, and third-order vibrational Stokes radiation in bulk liquid and solid parahydrogen after a single 11-cm pass. Unexpectedly, we find that liquid H-2 yields more efficient conversion than solid H-2 with certain focal geometries, and that in the case of the solid, a collimated or loosely focused pump geometry is more efficient than a tight focus. (C) 2003 American Institute of Physics.