# LINEWIDTH NARROWING IN THE INPRARED BAND OF $N_{2}O$ PERTURBED BY $N_{2}$

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 Title: LINEWIDTH NARROWING IN THE INPRARED BAND OF $N_{2}O$ PERTURBED BY $N_{2}$ Creators: Peipei, Cai; Varanasi, P.; Shanxiong, Shen; Haiping, Yu; Cheng, I-Shan Issue Date: 1988 Publisher: Ohio State University Abstract: This preliminary work shows the feasibility of obtaining the phenomenon of collisional narrowing in the infrared vibration-rotation spectrum of $N_{2}O$ perturbed by $N_{2}$. Using R(16) line of a grating tunable $N_{2}O$ laser and a White type long cell with variable lengths from 40 to 1000 m, the absorption spectrum of $N_{2}O$ are obtained. The pressure of $N_{2}O$ is varied from 10 to 20 Torr. The variation of linewidths is to plot the peak height of absorption as a function of $N_{2}$ gas pressure. The peak absorption constant increases with the N2 gas pressure, reaches a maximum and then decreases. The maximum appears at the $N_{2}$ gas pressure of 300 Torr and 250 Torr when $N_{2}O$ pressures are 10 and 20 Torr, respectively. The conclusion that1 a collision partner with equal mass is most effective in changing the velocity through collisions is not exactly obvious in our case, since $N_{2}O$ and $N_{2}$ have quite different masses. Description: $^{1}$ D. Ramachandra Rao et al, J. Mol.Spectrosc., 122, 16-27(1987) Author Institution: Department of Physics, East China Normal University URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/17694 Other Identifiers: 1988-TE-6