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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2000
  • pp: 347–349

Experimental verification of Rayleigh scattering cross sections

Hans Naus and Wim Ubachs  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 5, pp. 347-349 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.000347


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Abstract

The cavity-ringdown technique is applied to measure Rayleigh extinctions of Ar, N2, and SF6 in the 560–650-nm region at 294 K. It is shown that experimental and calculated Rayleigh scattering cross sections agree within an experimental uncertainty of 1% (for SF6, 3%).

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(290.5840) Scattering : Scattering, molecules
(290.5870) Scattering : Scattering, Rayleigh

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Hans Naus and Wim Ubachs, "Experimental verification of Rayleigh scattering cross sections," Opt. Lett. 25, 347-349 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-5-347


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