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Title:High resolution direct frequency comb spectroscopy of vinyl bromide (C2H3Br) and nitromethane Chh3NO2) in the ch stretch region
Author(s):Changala, Bryan
Contributor(s):Ye, Jun; Patterson, David; Spaun, Ben
Subject(s):Spectroscopy of Large Amplitude Motions
Abstract:We present high resolution rovibrational spectra of buffer gas cooled vinyl bromide (\chem{C_2H_3Br}) and nitromethane (\chem{CH_3NO_2}) in the 3 $\mu$m CH stretch region, acquired via cavity-enhanced direct frequency comb absorption spectroscopy. The $\sim10$~K translational and rotational temperatures of the molecular gas, as well as the narrow linewidth of the frequency comb, yield well resolved rotational structure, isotope shifts, and nuclear hyperfine splittings. Given the wide bandwidth of the light source and the long path length of the enhancement cavity, we measure entire vibrational bands in a single shot with high signal-to-noise ratios. We discuss spectra of the entire fundamental CH stretch manifolds of both \chem{C_2H_3Br} and \chem{CH_3NO_2}, which provide contrasting examples of rovibrational structure of rigid and non-rigid systems. \chem{C_2H_3Br} is a relatively normal asymmetric top, exhibiting local perturbations to its rotational structure. Conversely, \chem{CH_3NO_2} contains an essentially unhindered methyl rotor. Of particular interest are its quasi-degenerate asymmetric CH stretch modes. Here, one must consider multiple couplings between torsional, rotational, and vibrational angular momentum, leading to qualitatively new level patterns and structure.
Issue Date:2016-06-21
Publisher:International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy
Genre:Conference Paper/Presentation
Rights Information:Copyright 2016 by the authors
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-08-22

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