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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 1999
  • pp: 3423–3428

Visible absorption bands of the (O2)2 collision complex at pressures below 760 Torr

Hans Naus and Wim Ubachs  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 15, pp. 3423-3428 (1999)

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The collision-induced absorption of oxygen in the 540–650-nm wavelength region has been measured at a pressure range from 0 to 730 Torr at T = 294 K. Pressure-dependent cross sections of the X 3g+ + X 3g+a1Δ g (v = 0) + a1Δ g (v = 1) and X 3g+ + X 3g+a1Δ g (v = 0) + a1Δ g (v = 0) transitions have been determined by means of cavity-ringdown spectroscopy. Contributions of the overlapping γ and δ bands of O2 have been evaded, and Rayleigh extinction has been taken into account.

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OCIS Codes
(020.2070) Atomic and molecular physics : Effects of collisions
(290.1310) Scattering : Atmospheric scattering
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption

Original Manuscript: October 26, 1998
Revised Manuscript: January 4, 1999
Published: May 20, 1999

Hans Naus and Wim Ubachs, "Visible absorption bands of the (O2)2 collision complex at pressures below 760 Torr," Appl. Opt. 38, 3423-3428 (1999)

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