Abstract

A novel technique for coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy (CARS) measurements in multiple points is presented. With a system of cylindrical lenses, each laser beam is split into several focused beams, yielding separate planar boxcars configurations. Spectrally resolved CARS signals are detected at different heights on the CCD chip. With dual-broadband rotational CARS the setup is demonstrated for quantitative measurements of temperature- and oxygen-concentration profiles. The technique was demonstrated for three points only, but it can be extended to more points by use of special optics; this choice must be based on a sufficient signal-to-noise ratio in all points for the actual measurement condition.

© 2000 Optical Society of America

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