Reliability of Herman-Wallis factors for Raman spectroscopy of Q-branch molecular transitions

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The centrifugal force in a rotating molecule influences the intensity of spectral lines. This effect is quantified by the so-called Herman-Wallis factor, but its calculation is rather involved and the result is uncertain for Q-branch Raman transitions. This Letter discusses the reliability of various predictions by means of an experimental proof based on coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering from H2molecules. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224 - 227
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number4-6
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jul 2007


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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