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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 1999
  • pp: 2614–2615

Measurement of an isosbestic point in the Raman spectrum of liquid water by use of a backscattering geometry

David N. Whiteman, George E. Walrafen, Wen-Huang Yang, and S. Harvey Melfi  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 12, pp. 2614-2615 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.002614


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Abstract

Measurements presented here confirm that a temperature-insensitive point occurs in the backscattered Raman spectrum from liquid water. This result, coupled with existing laboratory measurements of Raman scattering from liquid droplets, indicates that a Raman lidar measurement of cloud liquid water is feasible.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(290.1090) Scattering : Aerosol and cloud effects
(290.5860) Scattering : Scattering, Raman
(300.6450) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Raman

History
Original Manuscript: July 29, 1998
Revised Manuscript: January 14, 1999
Published: April 20, 1999

Citation
David N. Whiteman, George E. Walrafen, Wen-Huang Yang, and S. Harvey Melfi, "Measurement of an isosbestic point in the Raman spectrum of liquid water by use of a backscattering geometry," Appl. Opt. 38, 2614-2615 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-12-2614


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