V. M. Devi, et al.
Spectral line parameters including temperature dependences of self- and air-broadening in the 2←0 band of CO at 2.3μm
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 113(11), 1013-1033, 2012; doi:,
Temperature dependence of line mixing


Temperature dependences of pressure-broadened half-width and pressure-induced shift coefficients along with accurate positions and intensities have been determined for transitions in the 2←0 band of 12C16O from analyzing high-resolution and high signal-to-noise spectra recorded with two different Fourier transform spectrometers. A total of 28 spectra, 16 self-broadened and 12 air-broadened, recorded using high-purity (≥99.5% 12C-enriched) CO samples and CO diluted with dry air (research grade) at different temperatures and pressures, were analyzed simultaneously to maximize the accuracy of the retrieved parameters. The sample temperatures ranged from 150 to 298 K and the total pressures varied between 5 and 700 Torr. A multispectrum nonlinear least squares spectrum fitting technique was used to adjust the rovibrational constants (G, B, D, etc.) and intensity parameters (including Herman–Wallis coefficients), rather than determining individual line positions and intensities. Self- and air-broadened Lorentz half-width coefficients, their temperature dependence exponents, self- and air-pressure-induced shift coefficients, their temperature dependences, self- and air- line mixing coefficients, their temperature dependences and speed dependence have been retrieved from the analysis. Speed-dependent line shapes with line mixing employing off-diagonal relaxation matrix element formalism were needed to minimize the fit residuals. This study presents a precise and complete set of spectral line parameters that consistently reproduce the spectrum of carbon monoxide over terrestrial atmospheric conditions.


  author = "V. M. Devi and D. C. Benner and M. Smith and A. Mantz and K. Sung and L. Brown and A. Predoi-Cross",
  title = "Spectral line parameters including temperature dependences of self- and air-broadening in the 2←0 band of CO at 2.3μm",
  year = 2012,
  journal = "Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer",
  volume = 113,
  number = 11,
  pages = "1013-1033",
  month = "Jul",
  keywords = "Temperature dependence of line mixing",
  doi = "",
  url = ""
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