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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 29, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 1990
  • pp: 4431–4433

Absorption coefficient measurement without interference from the nonlinear index effect

Yves Beaudoin and S. L. Chin  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 30, pp. 4431-4433 (1990)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.29.004431


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Abstract

We present a simple technique to measure the absorption coefficient of molecules which avoids the interference of the distortion of the spatial profile of the laser beam due to self-focusing/self-defocusing.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: January 10, 1990
Published: October 20, 1990

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Yves Beaudoin and S. L. Chin, "Absorption coefficient measurement without interference from the nonlinear index effect," Appl. Opt. 29, 4431-4433 (1990)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-29-30-4431


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