Ultraviolet-visible absorption in highly transparent solids by laser calorimetry and wavelength modulation spectroscopy

James A. Harrington, Bradley L. Bobbs, Morris Braunstein, R. K. Kim, R. Stearns, Rubin Braunstein

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Abstract

The requirements for low-loss optical materials for use on excimer lasers have stimulated the investigation of optical absorption in a variety of highly transparent materials at visible and uv wavelengths. To provide information over a wide spectral range at low absorption levels (≃10-5 cm-1), laser calorimetric and wavelength modulation spectroscopic techniques were used. Blending these two methods provided, for the first time, spectral information well below the usual levels of absorption measured in studies of the Urbach tail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1541-1546
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Optics
Volume17
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 1978

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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