Flow-through integrating cavity absorption meter: experimental results. Academic Article uri icon


  • We report experimental results from a flow-through integrating cavity absorption meter. The operating range of the device is from 0.004 m(-1) to over 80 m(-1) of absorption. Absorption coefficients have been measured with 8% or less change in the presence of over 200 m(-1) of scattering in the medium. The instrument signal has been shown to be independent of flow rate up to 20 liters/min and thus independent of turbulence. This large operational range along with the ability to measure absorption independently of adverse scattering affects allows the instrument to be utilized in a wide range of environmental conditions.

published proceedings

  • Appl Opt

author list (cited authors)

  • Musser, J. A., Fry, E. S., & Gray, D. J.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Musser, Joseph A||Fry, Edward S||Gray, Deric J

publication date

  • January 2009