Fourier transform spectroscopy of the O2 Herzberg bands. III. Absorption cross sections of the collision-induced bands and of the Herzberg continuum
Fourier transform spectroscopy
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Absorption spectra of molecular oxygen were measured in the laboratory under temperature and pressure conditions prevailing in the Earth's atmosphere. Spectra of pure O2, O2+N2, and O2+Ar were recorded in the 41 700 to 33 000 cm-1 region (240-300 nm) at a maximal optical path difference of 0.45 cm using a Fourier transform spectrometer and a multiple reflection gas cell. The different components of the spectra, namely the discrete bands of the three Herzberg systems, the Herzberg continuum, and the collision-induced diffuse Wulf bands, were separated. The contribution of the Herzberg bands was first subtracted using the line parameters determined previously from high-resolution data. Spectra recorded at various pressures then made it possible to determine by linear regression the intensity of the Wulf bands and the Herzberg continuum. The characteristics of the Wulf bands have been investigated in details: vibrational analysis, pressure effect, foreign gas effect, and a simulated spectrum are reported. The Herzberg continuum cross section is determined below the dissociation limit. A comparison with literature data is given. The new O2 absorption cross sections and O2-O2 collision-induced absorption cross sections are useful in connection with atmospheric measurements of ozone and other trace gases in the UV spectral region.
CitationFally, S.; Vandaele, A.C.; Carleer, M.; Hermans, C.; Jenouvrier, A.; Mérienne, M.-F.; Coquart, B.; Colin, R. (2000). Fourier transform spectroscopy of the O2 Herzberg bands. III. Absorption cross sections of the collision-induced bands and of the Herzberg continuum. , Journal of molecular spectroscopy, Vol. 204, Issue 1, 10-20, DOI: 10.1006/jmsp.2000.8204.