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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1968
  • pp: 1551–1553

Atmospheric Absorption at the Line Center of P(20) CO2 Laser Radiation

P. K. L. Yin and R. K. Long  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 7, Issue 8, pp. 1551-1553 (1968)

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Atmospheric CO2 absorption at the line center of P(20) CO2 laser radiation has been calculated at different altitudes by using the relationship 1 - exp ( - l 1 l 2 k d l ) . In this calculation, the absorption caused by water vapor has not been included. The line strength and the half-width at 295 K and 1 atm pressure used are 5.09 × 10−4 cm−2 atm−1 and 0.07 cm−1 atm−1, respectively.

© 1968 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 7, 1968
Published: August 1, 1968

P. K. L. Yin and R. K. Long, "Atmospheric Absorption at the Line Center of P(20) CO2 Laser Radiation," Appl. Opt. 7, 1551-1553 (1968)

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