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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 5, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1966
  • pp: 231–233

Transmission of Infrared Radiation from Flames by CO2

J. A. Curcio and D. V. Estes Buttrey  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 5, Issue 2, pp. 231-233 (1966)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.5.000231


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Abstract

The transmission of infrared radiation from flames through various pathlengths of CO2 was determined in the laboratory. The results show that a considerable amount of flame energy is transmitted in the regions 2.5 μ to 3.5 μ and 4.0 μ to 5.5 μ. For example, a cell length of 1500 cm of CO2 at 760-mm pressure, equivalent to the CO2 content in 50,000 m of atmosphere at sea level, transmitted 20% of the energy in the band region from 4.0 μ to 5.5 μ. Integrated transmittances for the bands at various pressures and cell lengths are presented in tabular form.

© 1966 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: June 18, 1965
Published: February 1, 1966

Citation
J. A. Curcio and D. V. Estes Buttrey, "Transmission of Infrared Radiation from Flames by CO2," Appl. Opt. 5, 231-233 (1966)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-5-2-231

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