Study of H2 16O and H2 18O absorption in the 16,460–17,200 cm−1 range using LED-based Fourier transform spectroscopy

S. N. Mikhailenko, V. I. Serdyukov, L. N. Sinitsa

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The spectra of the Н2 16О and Н2 18О vapor have been recorded between 16,460 and 17,200 cm−1 by a Fourier transform spectrometer with spectral resolution of 0.05 cm−1 using high luminance LED light source and 60 cm multipath cell with a path length of 3480 cm. A high signal-to-noise ratio (S/N ≈ 5000) enable us to register the lines with intensities of 1.54 × 10−24 to 2.0 × 10−27 cm/molecule. More than 1300 lines were recorded in the spectrum of the natural abundance water vapor and over 1800 lines in the spectrum of the vapor enriched by 18O. 422 rotation-vibration energy levels of the H2 18O molecule have been assigned to twenty vibrational states. The majority of these energies was attributed to the (241), (321), (340), (420), (401), (500), and (123) states. 43 energy levels were tentatively assigned to the (043), (142), (302), (161), (260), and (062) states. Eleven energy levels were labeled as belonging to the (280), (081), (190), (0 10 0), (1 10 0), (0 11 0), and (0 12 0) states. The recorded spectra were compared with the simulations based on the HITRAN2016 database and variational lists.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-177
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2018


  • Absorption of H O
  • Fourier transform spectroscopy
  • High luminance LED light source
  • Water molecule

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy

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