Line intensities, self- and air-broadened linewidths, pressure-induced shifts, and collisional narrowing coefficients were measured from 18 <= J' <= 32 in the P branch of the O2 A-band (12,975 13,055 cm^(-1)). Spectra were recorded using the frequency-stabilized cavity ring-down spectrometer located at NIST, Gaithersburg, MD with a spectral resolution < 0.0001 cm^(-1) and noise-equivalent absorption coefficient of 6 10^(-10) cm^(-1) Hz^(-1/2). The line intensities determined in the present work are ~1% lower than the values in current spectroscopic databases. However, we measure broadening coefficients that are up to 20% lower than the extrapolated values given in HITRAN 2004. We discuss the implications of our results for accurate remote sensing of surface pressure and photon pathlength distributions.
Citation: Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy
Pub Type: Journals
A-Band, absorption spectroscopy, cavity ring-down, oxygen, remote sensing