Vol. 36, issue 12, article # 1

Vasil’chenko S. S., Solodov A. A., Egorov O. V., Tyuterev Vl. G. Experimental investigation and modeling of the singlet-triplet rovibronic bands of ozone in the region of 11900–12800 cm-1. // Optika Atmosfery i Okeana. 2023. V. 36. No. 12. P. 961-969. DOI: 10.15372/AOO20231201 [in Russian].
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A compact absorption spectrometer with a narrow continuous tunable diode laser providing sensitivity
by an absorption coefficient of the order of 1 × 10-6 cm-1 was developed. The design of the spectrometer, the measurement technique, the scheme of ozone generation and maintenance are described. The spectrometer was used to recorded the absorption spectrum of the ozone molecule for a system of Wulf bands in the near infrared range 11900–12800 cm-1 corresponding to the rovibrationic transitions from the ground to the excited triplet electronic states above the main dissociation threshold of the molecule. The magnitude of the predissociation broadening was estimated from the simulation of the absorption coefficient in the measured spectral range. Recommended ozone absorption cross-sections for atmospheric applications in the considered range are proposed that were obtained using statistically weighted averaging of the new measurements and experimental laboratory data published in the literature.


ozone, absorption spectrum, triplet electronic transitions, Wulf bands, tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy


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