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ISRN Analytical Chemistry
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 592971, 11 pages
Research Article

Calculation of the Absorption Cross Sections of Some Molecules from GEISA Database at the Wavelengths of Isotopically Different CO2 Lasers

1Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
2Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia

Received 8 July 2013; Accepted 19 September 2013

Academic Editors: J. A. Lopes and Y. van der Burgt

Copyright © 2013 Asylkhan Rakhymzhan and Alexey Chichinin. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A calculation of the absorption cross section of some molecules (NH3, C2H4, CO2, O3, NO2, PH3, HNO3, SF6, CH3OH, HCOOH, OCS, CH3CN, C2H6, SO2, and H2O) at the wavelengths transmitted by a CO2 laser filled with different isotopes (12C16O2, 13C16O2, 12C18O2, 14C16O2, 14C18O2, 13C18O2, and 12C16O18O) is presented. The spectroscopical parameters for the molecules from GEISA database have been used. Hence the selection of the molecules was substantially based on the availability of the parameters in the database. The results of the calculations may be used in designing the differential absorption technique for remote monitoring of these molecules. The pressure and temperature dependence of the cross sections are described by and coefficients; these coefficients were calculated for the largest absorption cross sections for each molecule. The absorption cross sections of CH3OH and HCOOH at low pressures for all these CO2 lasers are also presented. These calculations are provided for design of new CO2-laser-pumped far-infrared lasers.