Abstract

High-resolution degenerate four-wave mixing spectra of the R1(9) A2Σ+X2Π(0,0) transition of OH have been measured in a hydrogen/oxygen flame at atmospheric pressure where the Doppler and homogeneous linewidths are of comparable magnitude. The observed sub-Lorentzian Doppler-free line profile is fit well by existing perturbative models by using homogeneous broadening consistent with two-photon absorption measurements. Power broadening of the spectral profile with increasing pump-beam intensity was observed and is compared with predictions from a nonperturbative two-level model.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

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