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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 1978
  • pp: 3587–3592

Split-pulse laser method for measuring attenuation coefficients of transparent liquids: application to deionized filtered water in the visible region

Marvin R. Querry, Philip G. Cary, and Richard C. Waring  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 17, Issue 22, pp. 3587-3592 (1978)

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Attenuation coefficients α(λ) for collimated quasi-monochromatic radiation passing through deionized filtered water were measured throughout the 418.6–640.3-nm wavelength region by use of a split-pulse laser method, which employs reference and sample cells arranged in a geometry similar to that of a Michelson interferometer. The radiant source was a pulsed wavelength-tunable dye laser possessing a relatively short coherence time. This paper includes descriptions of theoretical and experimental techniques applicable to the split-pulse laser method and includes a tabulation of α(λ) measured for deionized filtered water at 26.4 ± 1.7°C.

© 1978 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 26, 1978
Published: November 15, 1978

Marvin R. Querry, Philip G. Cary, and Richard C. Waring, "Split-pulse laser method for measuring attenuation coefficients of transparent liquids: application to deionized filtered water in the visible region," Appl. Opt. 17, 3587-3592 (1978)

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