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A Study for N2 Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy Thermometry at High Pressure

Volume 37, Number 6 (Dec. 1983) Page 508-512

Kataoka, Haruhiko; Maeda, Shiro; Hirose, Chiaki; Kajiyama, Koichi


N2 coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy (CARS) thermometry over a pressure range 1 to 50 atm has been studied. The CARS profile at high pressure and high temperature was recorded by using the ignition inside a running engine cylinder. The observed Q-branch profile was theoretically fitted by incorporating the collisional narrowing effect, serving for the temperature determination at various pressures. Because of the narrowing effect, the apparent band width showed little change with pressure above 5 atm in general. It has been suggested that the band width at ⅕ of the maximum height can be a useful measure of temperature, while the usual half-width turns out to be hardly practicable at high pressures.