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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 1996
  • pp: 4724–4734

Experimental investigation of the self- and N2-broadened continuum within the ν2 band of water vapor

David C. Tobin, L. Larrabee Strow, Walter J. Lafferty, and W. Bruce Olson  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 35, Issue 24, pp. 4724-4734 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.35.004724


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Abstract

We present an experimental study of the self- and N2-broadened H2O continuum in microwindows within the ν2 fundamental centered at ~1600 cm−1. The continuum is derived from transmission spectra recorded at room temperature with a BOMEM Fourier transform spectrometer at a resolution of ~0.040 cm−1. Although we find general agreement with previous studies, our results suggest that there is significant near-wing super-Lorentzian behavior that produces a highly wave-number-dependent structure in the continuum as it is currently defined.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: November 13, 1995
Revised Manuscript: March 11, 1996
Published: August 20, 1996

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David C. Tobin, L. Larrabee Strow, Walter J. Lafferty, and W. Bruce Olson, "Experimental investigation of the self- and N2-broadened continuum within the ν2 band of water vapor," Appl. Opt. 35, 4724-4734 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-35-24-4724


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