Table 4: For each CO2 laser and for each molecule M, the laser transitions with the largest absorption by selected molecules are presented. The cross sections (M) (in 10−20 cm2 units) and and coefficients are shown.

Laser M Transition , cm−1σ(M)a

26 NH3 10R(30) 1084.63514 303 0.38
C2H4 11P(14) 949.47931 133 0.16
O3 10P(14) 1052.19555 47.4 0.08
10P(8) 1057.30016 49.2*
NO2 11P(48) 916.58177 0.143 3.11
PH3 10P(22) 1045.02167 16.2
HNO3 11P(44) 920.82912 6.89 1.90
SF6 11P(16) 947.74198 862
CH3OH 10P(34) 1033.48800 103 0.44
HCOOH 10R(28) 1083.47878 59.4 0.37
OCS 10P(32) 1035.47362 1.68
CH3CN 10R(16) 1075.98782 1.82 1.38
SO2 10R(26) 1082.29624 0.430 2.26
SO2 10R(40) 1090.02837 0.595* 1.54 0.15
H2O 11R(20) 975.93044 0.00331 6.47

36 NH3 11R(18) 927.30032 119 0.57
C2H4 10P(24) 996.90115 22.1
CO2 10R(32) 1039.38184 0.009 7.45
O3 10R(24) 1034.83829 41.4
NO2 11P(38) 880.37051 0.461 1.43
PH3 10P(32) 989.07282 19.1 0.92
HNO3 11P(22) 895.15057 50.6 0.36
11P(40) 878.43359 69.6* 0.26 0.05
SF6 11R(42) 942.23141 110 0.87 0.14
11R(44) 943.34030 189* 0.38 0.02
CH3OH 10R(22) 1033.63081 98.2 0.45
HCOOH 10R(38) 1042.49195 2.44 1.22
OCS 10R(36) 1041.48333 2.08
CH3CN 10R(10) 1025.77827 2.86 0.23 0.01
C2H6 11P(48) 870.48389 0.493 0.85 0.06
H2O 9R(8) 1024.36774 0.00204 6.41 0.65

28 NH3 11P(20) 951.80137 44.0
11P(42) 932.05695 67.9*
C2H4 11P(22) 950.14015 51.2 0.49 0.04
CO2 10P(18) 1070.50705 0.008 5.22
10P(44) 1048.70641 0.010* 6.19
O3 10P(40) 1052.26317 59.2*
10P(36) 1055.74733 35.0 0.04
NO2 11P(42) 932.05695 0.021* 2.86
11P(34) 939.61272 0.013 3.56
PH3 10P(32) 1059.15808 17.3 0.58
HNO3 11P(34) 939.61272 0.224 2.39 0.20
11P(42) 932.05695 0.756* 2.57 0.03
SF6 11P(22) 950.14015 476
CH3OH 10P(40) 1052.26317 45.8 0.42
HCOOH 10R(34) 1104.91182 228
OCS 10P(28) 1062.49464 2.06 0.54
CH3CN 10P(32) 1059.15808 3.74
SO2 10R(36) 1105.94358 1.73 0.80
H2O 11P(24) 948.45233 0.000910 4.62 0.79

46 NH3 9P(18) 967.44673 151
C2H4 9P(36) 949.82361 75.5 0.55
CO2 9P(38) 947.72257 0.009 6.83
O3 9R(38) 1007.32003 14.4 1.51
NO2 10R(18) 880.14964 0.617 1.99
PH3 9R(12) 992.16155 20.1 0.42
HNO3 10R(16) 878.74397 116 0.00
SF6 9P(38) 947.72257 860
CH3OH 9R(36) 1006.33091 31.1 0.96
HCOOH 9R(40) 1008.28028 0.572 0.85
OCS 10R(14) 877.32170 2.41 1.16
CH3CN 9R(16) 994.82189 0.839 1.88
C2H6 10P(4) 862.98995 0.666 0.98
H2O 11R(16) 878.74397 0.000532 4.97 0.77

38 NH3 10R(10) 1034.18567 86.9
C2H4 11R(34) 949.30088 121 0.14
CO2 10R(32) 1046.81398 0.011 6.41
O3 10R(14) 1036.67254 33.4
10R(8) 1032.91023 38.3*
10R(40) 1050.77747 50.5*
NO2 11P(16) 916.81456 0.134 2.86
PH3 10R(22) 1041.39099 11.3
10R(6)
1031.61345 13.9*
HNO3 11P(38) 898.25437 35.3 0.43
11P(40) 896.42949 53.4*
SF6 11R(30) 947.29249 641
CH3OH 10R(10) 1034.18567 66.3 0.16
10R(8) 1032.91023 81.5* 0.79
HCOOH 10R(24) 1042.51764 2.50 1.22
10R(40) 1050.77747 4.01* 1.15
OCS 10R(12) 1035.43977 1.98 0.08
CH3CN 10R(34) 1047.83586 3.57
SO2 10R(46) 1053.53509 0.024 4.78 0.00
H2O 11R(32) 948.30848 0.00577 5.06

48 NH3 9P(20) 967.55794 79.2 0.56
C2H4 9P(40) 950.27719 38.0 0.31 0.19
CO2 9P(18) 969.16198 0.008 6.48
O3 9R(32) 1002.18855 11.4 2.01
9R(40) 1006.00000 11.8* 1.68
NO2 10P(12) 880.59011 0.159 1.00 0.08
PH3 9R(14) 992.26858 21.3
HNO3 10P(14) 879.08844 90.0
SF6 9P(40) 950.27719 476
9P(42) 948.42788 484* 0.20
CH3OH 9R(36) 1004.13958 28.9 1.23
HCOOH 9R(34) 1003.17544 0.365 1.63
OCS 10P(30) 866.40889 6.03
CH3CN 10R(28) 907.29104 0.559
C2H6 10P(36) 861.34626 0.777 0.46
H2O 11P(24) 871.30294 0.00549 4.02

268 NH3 10P(32) 1046.35094 264
C2H4 11P(21) 949.43752 149 0.23
CO2 10R(11) 1081.07931 0.013 7.17
O3 10P(27) 1050.83825 56.6
NO2 11P(37) 934.69411 0.067 3.71 0.03
PH3 11R(36) 988.95058 19.8 1.33
11R(42) 991.76694 38.6* 0.02
HNO3 11P(50) 921.46702 6.33 2.00
SF6 11P(23) 947.68595 851 0.00
CH3OH 10P(46) 1033.08142 95.5 0.73
HCOOH 10R(24) 1089.24975 77.9
OCS 10P(16) 1060.23019 2.20 0.14
CH3CN 10P(24) 1053.46560 2.92
SO2 10R(36) 1095.95040 1.03 1.38
H2O 9R(16) 1084.33484 0.00439 5.37 0.21

aAsterisk marks the cases where the (M) is large, but the CO2 laser line is marginal. The values below  cm2 are omitted.