Abstract

The noise in single-shot coherent anti-Stokes Raman (CARS) spectroscopy that employs a broadband modeless dye laser (MDL) is examined and the results are compared with those of a conventional dye laser. The noise of the dye-laser, the nonresonant CARS, and the resonant N2 CARS signals are determined. The use of a MDL is shown to result in substantially reduced CARS noise when the CARS signal is generated with a single-mode pump laser, but only a marginal reduction of noise is observed with a multimode pump source The noise measurements are compared with theoretical predictions that are based on models that assume modes of random amplitudes and phases in the multimode laser sources. The combination of a MDL and a single-mode pump laser is shown to increase the precision of single-shot N2 CARS temperature measurements.

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