Integrated absorption intensity and Einstein coefficients for the O-2 a(1)Delta(g)-X-3 Sigma(-)(g) (0,0) transition: A comparison of cavity ringdownand high resolution Fourier transform spectroscopy with a long-path absorption cell

Citation
Sm. Newman et al., Integrated absorption intensity and Einstein coefficients for the O-2 a(1)Delta(g)-X-3 Sigma(-)(g) (0,0) transition: A comparison of cavity ringdownand high resolution Fourier transform spectroscopy with a long-path absorption cell, J CHEM PHYS, 110(22), 1999, pp. 10749-10757
Citations number
47
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics
Journal title
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS
ISSN journal
0021-9606 → ACNP
Volume
110
Issue
22
Year of publication
1999
Pages
10749 - 10757
Database
ISI
SICI code
0021-9606(19990608)110:22<10749:IAIAEC>2.0.ZU;2-M
Abstract
The two experimental techniques of cavity ringdown spectroscopy and high-re solution, long-path Fourier transform spectroscopy have been used to measur e quantitative absorption spectra and determine the integrated absorption i ntensity (S-int,S-B) for the O-2 a (1)Delta(g) - X (3)Sigma(g)(-) (0,0) ban d. Einstein A-factors and radiative lifetimes for the O-2 a (1)Delta(g) v=0 state have been derived from the S-int,S-B values. The two methods give va lues for the integrated absorption intensity that agree to within 2%. The v alue recommended from the results of this study is S-int,S-B = 3.10 +/- 0.1 0 x 10(-24) cm molecule(-1), corresponding to an Einstein-A coefficient of A = 2.19 +/- 0.07 x 10(-4) s(-1) and a radiative lifetime of tau(rad) = 76 min. The measurements are in excellent agreement with the recent absorption study of Lafferty et al. [Appl. Opt. 37, 226 (1998)] and greatly reduce th e uncertainty in these parameters, for which accurate values are required f or determination of upper stratospheric and mesospheric ozone concentration s. (C) 1999 American Institute of Physics. [S0021-9606(99)00222-6].