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Photothermal Measurement Of The Absorption Coefficient Of Water At 590 nm.
Author(s): G. T. Bennett; E. S. Fry; F . M. Sogandares
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Paper Abstract

The optical absorption coefficient of a sea water sample was measured at 590 nm by the pulsed photothermal deflection technique. The absorption of the sea water sample was 1.22 x 10-3 cm-1. Corresponding measurements on samples from a standard source of distilled water give an absorption coefficient of 6.44 x 10-4 cm-1. Simple calculations are shown for the thermal gradients and probe beam deflections seen in these types of studies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 1986
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0637, Ocean Optics VIII, (7 August 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.964230
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G. T. Bennett, Texas A&M University (United States)
E. S. Fry, Texas A&M University (United States)
F . M. Sogandares, Texas A&M University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0637:
Ocean Optics VIII
Marvin A. Blizard, Editor(s)

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