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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 1983
  • pp: 3148–3149

Photoacoustic measurement of water vapor and CO2 absorption coefficients at HF laser wavelengths

Lionel Bertrand, Jean-Pierre Monchalin, and Real Corriveau  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 20, pp. 3148-3149 (1983)

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The HF laser line attenuation by atmospheric constituents has been studied several times.15 Absorptions by water vapor and carbon dioxide are the main contributions to this attenuation. The absorption coefficients for these species may be calculated for each HF chemical laser line using tabulated values from the Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (AFGL) absorption line parameters.6 However, the accuracy of the different parameters used in this calculation affects the results. Hence the need for experimental measurements of the HF laser line absorptions by water vapor and CO2 gases exists.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 18, 1983
Published: October 15, 1983

Lionel Bertrand, Jean-Pierre Monchalin, and Real Corriveau, "Photoacoustic measurement of water vapor and CO2 absorption coefficients at HF laser wavelengths," Appl. Opt. 22, 3148-3149 (1983)

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