SHANSHAN YU, JOHN C. PEARSON AND BRIAN J. DROUIN, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109.
We report the preliminary results on a global fit of six OH isotopologues, 16OH, 17OH, 18OH, 16OD, 17OD and 18OD, with the purpose to support the current and future astrophysical and atmospheric remote sensing missions. The primary goal of our project is to simultaneously fit the MW, THz, infrared, visible, and UV data of the six OH isotopologues using a global Dunham model and to predict all known and as yet unmeasured transitions for any of the six isotopologues within state-of-the-art experimental uncertainty. Within the framework of a Dunham fit, all isotopologues can be treated as the same molecule using well-known reduced mass relationships (see our similar work on O2 in Yu et al. \footnoteS. Yu, C. E. Miller, B. J. Drouin and H.S.P. Müller, “High resolution spectral analysis of oxygen I. isotopically invariant Dunham fit for the X3 -g, a1 g, and b1 +g states”, J. Chem. Phys. ~ 137 (2012) 024304.). Experimental information from one isotopologue can be leveraged to accurately predict the spectra of any other isotopologue. All previously available experimental data from the following systems were collected and used in the analysis: the microwave transitions in the X2 state, the mid- and near-infrared vibration-rotation transitions in the X2 state, and the UV electronic transitions from the A2 + - X2 , B2 + - X2 , B2 + - A2 +, C2 + - A2 + systems. For the main 16OH isotopologue, experimental data are available for the following vibrational states: v=0-13 for X2 , v=0-2, 4-9 for A2 +, v=0-1 for B2 +, v=0-1 for C2 +. Band by band fits are first carried out for these 16OH data to discover problematic measurements, e.g., misassigments and calibration problems. Then all these 16OH data were fitted with a Dunham-type model. Band by band fits are in progress for each of the other five minor isotopologues. Eventually data from all the six isotopologues will be simultaneously fitted with an isotopically invariant Dunham-type model. We will present the most recent fitting results.