Measurements of the OH A-X (0,0) 306 nm absorption bandhead at 60 atm and 1735 K Academic Article uri icon


  • The R-branch bandhead near 306.5 nm (32,630 cm-1) of the OH A - X (0,0) system was measured in absorption at discrete frequencies for the condition 1735 K and 60 atm. Mixtures of dilute H2/O2 in argon reacted in the reflected-shock region of a high-pressure, high-purity shock tube to form transient concentrations of OH. Absorption was measured using the narrow-linewidth laser light provided by a frequency-doubled ring dye laser. Absolute concentrations of OH were derived through a detailed kinetics model and applied to the measured absorption to extract the absorption coefficient. A fit of the measured, composite absorption spectrum to one synthesized from Voigt profiles of known line strength and line position yielded, for the title conditions, a collision width (Δvwidth) of 2.39 + 0.19 cm-1 and a collision shift (Δvshift) of -0.83 ± 0.11 cm-1. Though obtained at a density nearly 10 times STP, the measured collision width was found to be consistent with the simple proportionality between Δvwidth and pressure set by binary collision theory. The measured collision shift, together with other published data, was used to establish the temperature dependence of Δvshift through an inverse power-law. Copyright © 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer

author list (cited authors)

  • Davidson, D. F., Roehrig, M., Petersen, E. L., Di Rosa, M. D., & Hanson, R. K.

citation count

  • 31

complete list of authors

  • Davidson, DF||Roehrig, M||Petersen, EL||Di Rosa, MD||Hanson, RK

publication date

  • June 1996