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  • Vol. 64, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1974
  • pp: 1107–1110

Optical properties of water in the near infrared

Kent F. Palmer and Dudley Williams  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 64, Issue 8, pp. 1107-1110 (1974)

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The real n (ν) and imaginary k (ν) parts of the complex refractive index N⌃ = n + i k of water at 27°C have been determined from measurements of spectral reflectance at near-normal incidence and from measurements of the transmittance of water in carefully constructed absorption cells. Values of n (v) are reported in graphical and tabular form for the spectral region 3800–27 800 cm-1; values of the Lambert absorption coefficient a(ν) are presented graphically and in tabular form, along with k (ν) for the region 3800–14 500 cm-1. Upper limits of k (v) are established for the region 14 500–27 800 cm-1. The results are compared with earlier studies.

Kent F. Palmer and Dudley Williams, "Optical properties of water in the near infrared," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 64, 1107-1110 (1974)

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