Direct fit of experimental ro-vibrational intensities to the dipole moment function: Application to HCl

G. Li, P.F. Bernath, I.E. Gordon, L.S. Rothman

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


A dipole moment function (DMF) for hydrogen chloride (HCl) has been obtained using a direct fit approach that fits the best available and appropriately weighted experimental data for individual ro-vibrational transitions. Combining wavefunctions derived from the Rydberg-Klein-Rees (RKR) numerical method and a semi-empirical DMF, line intensities were calculated numerically for bands with Δ v=0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 up to v'=7. The results have demonstrated the effectiveness of inclusion of rotational dipole moment matrix elements and appropriate weighting of the experimental data in the DMF fitting. The new method is shown to be superior to the common method of fitting only the rotationless dipole moment elements, while at the same time being simple to implement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1543-1550
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2011

Cite this