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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 5 — Jun. 6, 2013

Accurate measurements of the Raman scattering coefficient and the depolarization ratio in liquid water

Andrew Bray, Robert Chapman, and Taras Plakhotnik  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 11, pp. 2503-2510 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.52.002503


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Abstract

Despite a long history, the Raman scattering coefficient of water has so far only been measured with 10% uncertainty using a 95% confidence interval. In this paper, we present an experiment where we have achieved 1.5% uncertainty by using a low concentration of Rhodamine 6G in ethanol as a reference along with accurate consideration of polarization-related effects and the geometry of the experimental setup. We have found that the photon-to-photon Raman scattering coefficient of the OH stretching band of liquid water is (1.84±0.03)×104m1 when integrated over the spectral frequency range from 620 to 700 nm while the exciting laser operates at 532 nm. We have also accurately measured the depolarization ratio across this band.

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OCIS Codes
(010.7340) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Water
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.5820) Scattering : Scattering measurements
(290.5860) Scattering : Scattering, Raman

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: December 14, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 6, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 6, 2013
Published: April 10, 2013

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Vol. 8, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Andrew Bray, Robert Chapman, and Taras Plakhotnik, "Accurate measurements of the Raman scattering coefficient and the depolarization ratio in liquid water," Appl. Opt. 52, 2503-2510 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-52-11-2503

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