Bruce S. Hudson

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A brief description is given of coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) spectroscopy is the application of a nonlinear optical phenomenon known as three-wave mixing to obtain Raman spectral information. Several alternative descriptions of the phenomenon which forms the basis of a CARS experiment are presented. Each of these descriptions is, by itself, incomplete but each provides an insight into a particular aspect of the experiment. Emphasis is placed on the aspects of the CARS experiment which lead to its advantages and disadvantages in an analytical sense. The relatioinship between resonance CARS, resonance Raman and high resolution vibronic absorption spectra is described, including the important effects of inhomogeneous broadening.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-192
Number of pages22
JournalACS Symposium Series
Issue number85
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes
EventNew Appl of Lsers to Chem, Symp at the Meet of the ACS, 175th - Anaheim, Calif
Duration: Mar 14 1978Mar 15 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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