International Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 199-233

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Line positions and intensities in theν 2 band of D2O improvied pumped D2O laser frequencies

  • C. Camy-PeyretAffiliated withLaboratoire de Physique Moléculaire et d'Optique Atmosphérique
  • , J. -M. FlaudAffiliated withLaboratoire de Physique Moléculaire et d'Optique Atmosphérique
  • , A. MahmoudiAffiliated withLaboratoire de Physique Moléculaire et d'Optique Atmosphérique
  • , G. GuelachviliAffiliated withLaboratoire d'Infrarouge
  • , J. W. C. JohnsAffiliated withHerzberg Institute of Astrophysics, National Research Council of Canada

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Using high resolution Fourier transform spectra, thev 2 band of D2O has been analysed leading to an extensive and precise set of rotational energy levels of the (0 1 0) vibrational state. These levels are reproduced very satisfactorily with a Watson type Hamiltonian and precise rotational constants as well as the band centerv 2 = 1178.3789 ± 0.0005 cm-1 are determined. A total of 61 line intensities were measured, much attention being paid to a possible contamination of the D2O sample by HDO. A least squares fit of the intensity data has provided us with an expansion of the transition moment operator of thev 2 band from which the first derivative\(\left( {\frac{{\partial ^x \mu }}{{\partial q_2 }}} \right)_e \) = 0.1690 ± 0.0030 D has been deduced. Finally the complete synthetic spectrum of this band has been computed. All these results have been used to derive improved frequencies for the known pumped and far-infrared laser lines of D2O and to predict new possible coincidences with the available CO2 laser lines.

Key words

Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy Deuterated water vapor Laser frequencies