Absolute 12C16O2 transition frequencies at the kHz-level from 1.6 to 7.8μm

D.A. Long, G. Truong, J.T. Hodges, C.E. Miller

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    Absolute transition frequencies were measured for a series of transitions in the (30013)←(00001) near-infrared 12C16O2 band. These measurements were referenced to a cesium atomic clock through the use of an optical frequency comb. Combined standard uncertainties as low as 18kHz (6×10-7cm-1) were achieved. Importantly, deviations as large as 5MHz were observed relative to the HITRAN 2008 database. These measurements were then included in a global fit of 416 CO2 mid-infrared and near-infrared measurements each of which was absolute. The resulting spectroscopic parameters provide a series of secondary frequency standards with kHz-level uncertainties across a wide frequency range and should significantly improve spectroscopic retrieval algorithms for space-based measurements of atmospheric CO2. © 2013.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)112-115
    JournalJournal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


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