Negligibility of temporal laser wing effects in saturated LIF diagnostics

M. Magaldi, M. Marrocco

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The temporal influence of a laser pulse on saturated laser-induced fluorescence is investigated by means of numerical solutions of rate equations describing dynamical models of two- and four-level molecular systems. It turns out that temporal wings of the laser become negligible if the saturated fluorescence power from the entire pulse is monitored instead of the total energy obtained from the integrated fluorescence. The negligibility is evaluated relative to the saturation status obtained with temporal sampling of the fluorescence signal as is commonly adopted in the time-resolved technique. The advantages and the limitations of power measurements are discussed with reference to the experimental feasibility of pulse acquisitions for the determination of the flawless saturation degree.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)699 - 705
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2003


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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