Analysis of the two-photon D 1Δ- X1Σ+ transition in CO: Perturbations in the (10-0) band

Bruce A. Garetz, Carter Kittrell, André C. Le Floch

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Spin-orbit perturbations among the D 1Δ(v = 10), d 3Δ(v= 14), a3Π(v = 18), and a′ 3Σ+ (v = 19) levels of carbon monoxide have been observed in the two-photon laser excitation spectrum of the D 1Δ-X 1Σ+ (10-0) band. Spectra have been analyzed using a weighted nonlinear least-squares-fitting method. Detailed assignments and wave numbers are presented for the D-X ( 10-0), a-X (18-0), and d-X (14-0) bands. Molecular constants and perturbation parameters have been determined, and mixing coefficients have been calculated. Electronic perturbation parameters associated with the D 1Δ ∼ a 3Π spin-orbit interaction and the d 3Δ ∼ D 1Δ isoconfigurational interaction are obtained for the first time. The latter parameter could be determined because of an unusual multiple crossing among the a, d, and D states. The v = 18 level is the highest vibrational level of the a 3Π state ever observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)843-853
Number of pages11
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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