Photothermal Measurement Of The Absorption Coefficient Of Water At 590 nm. Academic Article uri icon


  • The optical absorption coefficient of a sea water sample was measured at 590 nm by the pulsed photothermal deflection technique. The absorption of the sea water sample was 1.22 x 10-3 cm-1. Corresponding measurements on samples from a standard source of distilled water give an absorption coefficient of 6.44 x 10-4 cm-1. Simple calculations are shown for the thermal gradients and probe beam deflections seen in these types of studies. 1986 SPIE.

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of SPIE

author list (cited authors)

  • Bennett, G. T., Fry, E. S., & Sogandares, F. M.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Bennett, GT||Fry, ES||Sogandares, FM

editor list (cited editors)

  • Blizard, M. A.

publication date

  • January 1986