Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Opt Lett. 2007 Jul 15;32(14):2052-4.

Raman response function of atmospheric air.

Author information

  • 1Physics Department, International Laser Center. M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Voro'evy gory, 119992 Moscow, Russia.


A model of the full Raman response function of a gas mixture including rotational and vibrational motions of molecules is presented and is applied to examine the properties of the retarded optical nonlinearity of atmospheric air. For few-cycle laser pulses, broadband field waveforms, and/or high gas temperatures, both rotational and vibrational motions can significantly contribute to the Raman response of atmospheric air, with the ratio of the rotational and vibrational parts of the Raman response function controlled by the gas temperature and the temporal shape of the laser field.

PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Optical Society of America
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk