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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 1999
  • pp: 2337–2341

Influence of CO2-laser linewidth on the measured absorption coefficients of atmospheric water vapor and ammonia

Olga K. Voitsekhovskaya, Evgenia N. Aksenova, and Fedor G. Shatrov  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 12, pp. 2337-2341 (1999)

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We describe the results of analysis of the experimental and calculated data on the water vapor and ammonia absorption coefficients of CO2-laser radiation. We believe that the different halfwidths of CO2-laser lines, caused by different pressures of the working mixtures in specific experiments, are probably the reason for discrepancies between data presented in various papers.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.1120) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Air pollution monitoring
(070.4790) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spectrum analysis

Original Manuscript: January 22, 1998
Revised Manuscript: November 9, 1998
Published: April 20, 1999

Olga K. Voitsekhovskaya, Evgenia N. Aksenova, and Fedor G. Shatrov, "Influence of CO2-laser linewidth on the measured absorption coefficients of atmospheric water vapor and ammonia," Appl. Opt. 38, 2337-2341 (1999)

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