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  • Vol. 31, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 1992
  • pp: 2055–2065

Integrating cavity absorption meter

Edward S. Fry, George W. Kattawar, and Robin M. Pope  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 12, pp. 2055-2065 (1992)

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Scattering effects have always been an important systematic problem in absorption measurements. A new integrating cavity absorption meter has been developed that, in principle, is rigorously independent of scattering effects. The theoretical basis for this integrating cavity device is developed and applied to a generic experimental device: a one-dimensional model is described that demonstrates qualitatively the observed deviations from ideal; details of an actual device are provided; and experimental results for the absorption coefficient of aqueous solutions with various absorptions and with various concentrations of scatterers are presented.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 28, 1990
Published: April 20, 1992

Edward S. Fry, George W. Kattawar, and Robin M. Pope, "Integrating cavity absorption meter," Appl. Opt. 31, 2055-2065 (1992)

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