OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics


  • Vol. 1, Iss. 3 — May. 1, 1962
  • pp: 359–363

Absorption Line Broadening in the Infrared

Darrell E. Burch, Edgar B. Singleton, and Dudley Williams  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 1, Issue 3, pp. 359-363 (1962)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (548 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



The effects of various gases on the absorption bands of nitrous oxide, carbon monoxide, methane, carbon dioxide, and water vapor have been investigated. Self-broadening effects for each of these gases have been compared with the effects of nitrogen in broadening the rotational lines within various vibration-rotation bands; the results can be expressed in terms of self-broadening coefficients. The effects produced by various foreign gases have also been compared with those of nitrogen; the results are expressed in terms of relative foreign broadening coefficients and relative collision diameters. The foreign gases studied include the nonabsorbing gases helium, oxygen, argon, hydrogen, and nitrogen and also carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and methane in spectral regions where there are no overlapping bands.

© 1962 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 1, 1961
Published: May 1, 1962

Darrell E. Burch, Edgar B. Singleton, and Dudley Williams, "Absorption Line Broadening in the Infrared," Appl. Opt. 1, 359-363 (1962)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. J. N. Howard, D. Burch, D. Williams, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 46, 186, 237, 242, 334, 452 (1956). For a theoretical treatment see J. Rud Nielsen, V. Thornton, E. Brock Dale, Revs. Modern Phys. 16, 307 (1944). [CrossRef]
  2. W. Benedict, R. Herman, G. Moore, S. Silverman, Can. J. Phys. 34, 830, 850 (1956). [CrossRef]
  3. R. Ladenberg, F. Reiche, Ann. Physik 42, 181 (1913). [CrossRef]
  4. G. N. Plass, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 48, 690 (1958). [CrossRef]
  5. R. M. Goody, T. W. Wormell, Proc. Roy. Soc. A209, 178 (1951); P. C. Cross, F. Daniels, J. Chem. Phys. 2, 6 (1934); D. K. Edwards, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 50, 617 (1960); C. H. Palmer, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 50, 1232 (1960); K. P. Vasilovsky, B. S. Neporant, Optics and Spectroscopy 7, 353 (1959); J. Izatt, Ph.D. Dissertation, Johns Hopkins Univ., 1960. [CrossRef]
  6. W. Benesch, T. Elder, Phys. Rev. 91, 308 (1953). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1 Fig. 2

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited