Optoacoustic measurements of acetylene smoke in a simple nonresonant cell at wavelengths of 0.5145 and 10.6 µm give specific absorption coefficients <i>A <sub>A</sub></i> of 8.3±0.9 and 0.76±0.1 m<sup>2</sup> g<sup>-1</sup>, respectively. In the visible region, about 85% of the total optical attenuation is due to absorption. These data are consistent with a simple model in which the smoke is comprised of agglomerated carbon spheres. The experimentally determined responsivity of the optoacoustic cell is in good agreement with theory.
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D. M. Roessler and F. R. Faxvog, "Optoacoustic measurement of optical absorption in acetylene smoke," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 69, 1699-1704 (1979)