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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 1990
  • pp: 5042–5045

Balloon-borne laser spectrometer measurements of NO2 with gas absorption sensitivities below 10−5

Randy D. May and Christopher R. Webster  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 34, pp. 5042-5045 (1990)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.29.005042


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Abstract

Infrared spectra of NO2 recorded during a recent flight of the Balloon-borne Laser In-Situ Sensor instrument have been analyzed to determine sensitivity limits for various signal integration times. Implications for direct detection of ClO, HOCl, H2O2, COF2, OH, and HO2 are discussed.

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Original Manuscript: November 27, 1989
Published: December 1, 1990

Citation
Randy D. May and Christopher R. Webster, "Balloon-borne laser spectrometer measurements of NO2 with gas absorption sensitivities below 10−5," Appl. Opt. 29, 5042-5045 (1990)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-29-34-5042


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