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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2004
  • pp: 149–159

Measurements of radiation characteristics of fused quartz containing bubbles

Dominique Baillis, Laurent Pilon, Harifidy Randrianalisoa, Rafael Gomez, and Raymond Viskanta  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 149-159 (2004)

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We report experimental measurement of radiation characteristics of fused quartz containing bubbles over the spectral region from 1.67 to 3.5 µm. The radiation characteristics were retrieved by an inverse method that minimizes the quadratic difference between the measured and the calculated spectral bidirectional transmittance and reflectance for different sample thicknesses. The theoretical spectral transmittances and reflectances were computed by solving the one-dimensional radiative transfer equation by the discrete-ordinates method for a nonemitting, homogeneous, and scattering medium. The results of the inversion were shown to be independent of the sample thickness for samples thicker than 3 mm and clearly demonstrate that bubbles have an effect on the radiation characteristics of fused quartz.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(120.5820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Scattering measurements
(130.3060) Integrated optics : Infrared
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering

Original Manuscript: April 15, 2003
Revised Manuscript: August 18, 2003
Manuscript Accepted: September 16, 2003
Published: January 1, 2004

Dominique Baillis, Laurent Pilon, Harifidy Randrianalisoa, Rafael Gomez, and Raymond Viskanta, "Measurements of radiation characteristics of fused quartz containing bubbles," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 21, 149-159 (2004)

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