CO2 and CO laser microwave double resonance spectroscopy of OCS: Precise measurement of dipole moment and polarizability anisotropy

Keiichi Tanaka, Hajime Ito, Kensuke Harada, Takehiko Tanaka

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Laser-microwave double resonance (LMDR) with high electric field was applied to the OCS molecule. Stark Lamb-dip spectra due to the infrared transitions of the 2ν2(0200-0000, 9.6 μm), 2ν1(2000-0000, 5.8μm), and ν1+2ν2(1200-0000, 5.3μm) bands were observed with the CO2 and CO lasers. The spectra due to the corresponding hot bands; 0310-0110, 04 00-0200, 1200-1000, 13 10-1110; 2110-0110, 30 00-1000; 1400-0200, 14 20-0220, 1510-0310, 22 00-1000; and a few bands of OC34S and O 13CS were also identified. Associated with these infrared transitions, more than 90 LMDR signals were detected and assigned to rotational transitions in the 11 vibrational states 0000, 1000, 2000, 0110, 0200, 0220, 03 10, 0400, 1200, 1420, and 22 00 of the normal species, and in the two vibrational states 00 00 and 0200 of both OC34S and O13CS. Dipole moments were determined with accuracies (2.5σ) better than 2×10-5 D for all these vibrational states. Polarizability anisotropies were also obtained for some states. The data for the ground ν1 and ν2 vibrational states are, with the 2.5σ uncertainties in parentheses. Ground ν1 ν2 μ 0.715 196(10) 0.694 413(5) 0.704 330(11) D δμ ... -0.020 783(11) -0.010 866(15) D α 4.67(11) 4.84(14) 4.85(30) Å3 From the Stark Lamb-dip spectra the origins of various vibrational bands were determined, among which those for the 0200-0000 and 0310-0110 bands are 31 389 530.4(25) and 31 566 477.57(67) MHz, respectively. The dipole moments and band origins obtained in the present study agree well with the available accurate values from molecular beam electric resonance and heterodyne measurement, respectively. A procedure for the calibration of electric field in laser Stark and double resonance spectroscopy, in which the dipole moment of OCS is used as the standard, is described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5893-5905
Number of pages13
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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