We describe the results of analysis of the experimental and calculated data on the water vapor and ammonia absorption coefficients of CO<sub>2</sub>-laser radiation. We believe that the different halfwidths of CO<sub>2</sub>-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
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
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(070.4790) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spectrum analysis
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)