Abstract

We have developed a high-spectral-resolution laser system for two-photon pump, polarization spectroscopy probe (TPP-PSP) measurements of atomic hydrogen in flames. In the TPP-PSP technique, a 243-nm laser beam excites the two-photon 1S-2S transition, and excited n=2 atoms are then detected by polarization spectroscopy of the n=2 to n=3 transition using 656-nm laser radiation. The single-frequency-mode 243 and 656-nm beams are produced using injection-seeded optical parametric generators coupled with pulsed dye amplifiers. The use of single-mode lasers allows accurate measurement of signal line shapes and intensities even with significant pulse-to-pulse fluctuations in pulse energies. Use of single-mode lasers and introduction of a scheme to select nearly constant laser energies enable repeatable extraction of important spectral features in atomic hydrogen transitions.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Energy level diagram for the TPP-PSP process.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Schematic of TPP-PSP experimental system. BC: beam combiner; BD: beam dump; DBF: distributed feedback diode laser; IF: interference filter; λ/2: half-wave-plate; λ/4: quarter-wave-plate; OPG: optical parametric generator; PD: photodiode; PDA: pulsed dye amplifier; POL: polarizer; SHG: second-harmonic generator crystal.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Histogram of relative 656-nm laser beam energy.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Comparison of (a) raw and (b) normalized H-atom lineshapes with and without filtering out shot-to-shot fluctuations.

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