The measurements of the absorption spectrum of pure water in a paper by Pope and Fry [Appl. Opt. <b>36,</b> 8710 (1997)] have been criticized by Quickenden <i>et al</i>. [Appl. Opt. <b>39,</b> 2740 (2000)]. These criticisms are answered.
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(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(010.7340) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Water
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption
(300.6540) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, ultraviolet
(300.6550) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, visible
Edward S. Fry, "Reply to criticisms of the Pope and Fry paper on pure water absorption made in a comment by Quickenden et al.," Appl. Opt. 39, 5843-5846 (2000)