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