Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

, Volume 31, Issue 4, pp 329–334 | Cite as

Study of the Water Vapor Absorption Spectrum in the Visible Spectral Region from 19480 to 20500 cm−1

  • L. N. SinitsaEmail author
  • V. I. Serdyukov
  • E. R. Polovtseva
  • A. D. Bykov
  • A. P. Shcherbakov
Spectroscopy of Ambient Medium


The vibrational-rotational absorption spectrum of water vapor was recorded and analyzed in the visible spectral region from 19480 to 20500 cm−1. The measurements were carried out using an IFS-125M Fourier spectrometer with a resolution of 0.05 cm−1 at a pressure of 26.3 mbar, a temperature of (24 ± 1)°C, and optical path 24 m. We used a multipass White cell with a base length of 60 cm. A light-emitting diode was used as a radiation source. The signal-to-noise ratio was about 20000. The list of more than 420 lines has been compiled as a result of the analysis the spectrum, which includes line centers, intensities, and quantum vibrational-rotational numbers. More than 220 vibrational-rotational energy levels of 21 upper vibrational states have been determined from the experimental data.


Fourier-transform spectroscopy absorption of water vapor visible spectral region spectral line parameters energy levels 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. N. Sinitsa
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. I. Serdyukov
    • 1
  • E. R. Polovtseva
    • 1
  • A. D. Bykov
    • 1
  • A. P. Shcherbakov
    • 1
  1. 1.V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of ScienceTomskRussia

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