High resolution infrared laser induced fluorescence study of state mixing in methyl formate Journal Article uri icon



  • The total infrared fluorescence excitation spectrum in the region of the 101→212 rotational transition in the aldehyde C–H stretch fundamental band of methyl formate has been measured with a resolution of ∼0.007 cm−1. Five peaks were observed, indicating that the zeroth order optically active rovibrational state is mixed with nearly isoenergetic optically inactive bath states. This study marks the first use of a single mode optical parametric oscillator (OPO) for a spectroscopic experiment, and it demonstrates a technique with the potential to probe the vibrational makeup of individual molecular eigenstates.

publication date

  • November 15, 1988

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • January 24, 2021 12:38 PM

Full Author List

  • Minton TK; Kim HL; Reid SA; McDonald JD

author count

  • 4

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9606

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1089-7690

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 6550

end page

  • 6552


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