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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 11 — Apr. 10, 1990
  • pp: 1593–1594

Attenuation measurement in liquids by analysis of the space–time structure of backscattered laser light pulses

Jean Lotrian, Jack Cariou, and Yves Guern  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 11, pp. 1593-1594 (1990)

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We underline the experimental feasibility of the extinction coefficient measurement c = a + b (a is the absorption coefficient, b is the diffusion coefficient) for a liquid medium, extracted from the temporal shape of the backscattered signal at 180° to the incident laser pulses.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 29, 1988
Published: April 10, 1990

Jean Lotrian, Jack Cariou, and Yves Guern, "Attenuation measurement in liquids by analysis of the space–time structure of backscattered laser light pulses," Appl. Opt. 29, 1593-1594 (1990)

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