Abstract

The measurements of the absorption spectrum of pure water in a paper by Pope and Fry [Appl. Opt. 36, 8710 (1997)] have been criticized by Quickenden et al. [Appl. Opt. 39, 2740 (2000)]. These criticisms are answered.

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  1. T. I. Quickenden, C. G. Freeman, R. A. J. Litjens, “Some comments on the paper by Edward S. Fry on the visible and near-ultraviolet absorption spectrum of liquid water,” Appl. Opt. 39, 2740–2741 (2000).
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  2. R. M. Pope, E. S. Fry, “Absorption spectrum (380–700 nm) of pure water. II. Integrating cavity measurements,” Appl. Opt. 36, 8710–8723 (1997).
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  3. R. A. J. Litjens, T. I. Quickenden, C. G. Freeman, “Visible and near-ultraviolet absorption spectrum of liquid water,” Appl. Opt. 38, 1216–1223 (1999).
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  4. R. M. Pope, “Optical absorption of pure water and sea water using the integrating cavity absorption meter,” Ph.D. dissertation (Texas A&M University, College Station, Tex., 1993).
  5. R. C. Smith, K. S. Baker, “Optical properties of the clearest natural waters (200–800 nm),” Appl. Opt. 20, 177–184 (1981).
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  6. E. S. Fry, “Visible and near-ultraviolet absorption spectrum of liquid water: comment,” Appl. Opt. 39, 2743–2744 (2000).
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  7. F. M. Sogandares, E. S. Fry, “Absorption spectrum (340–640 nm) of pure water. I. Photothermal measurements,” Appl. Opt. 36, 8699–8709 (1997).
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  8. R. M. Pope, A. D. Weidemann, E. S. Fry, “Integrating cavity absorption meter measurements of dissolved substances and suspended particles in ocean water,” Dyn. Atmos. Oceans 31, 307–320 (2000).
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  9. P. B. Price, “Implications of optical properties of ocean, lake, and ice for ultrahigh-energy neutrino detection,” Appl. Opt. 36, 1965–1975 (1997).
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2000 (3)

1999 (1)

1997 (3)

1981 (1)

Baker, K. S.

Freeman, C. G.

Fry, E. S.

Litjens, R. A. J.

Pope, R. M.

R. M. Pope, A. D. Weidemann, E. S. Fry, “Integrating cavity absorption meter measurements of dissolved substances and suspended particles in ocean water,” Dyn. Atmos. Oceans 31, 307–320 (2000).
[CrossRef]

R. M. Pope, E. S. Fry, “Absorption spectrum (380–700 nm) of pure water. II. Integrating cavity measurements,” Appl. Opt. 36, 8710–8723 (1997).
[CrossRef]

R. M. Pope, “Optical absorption of pure water and sea water using the integrating cavity absorption meter,” Ph.D. dissertation (Texas A&M University, College Station, Tex., 1993).

Price, P. B.

Quickenden, T. I.

Smith, R. C.

Sogandares, F. M.

Weidemann, A. D.

R. M. Pope, A. D. Weidemann, E. S. Fry, “Integrating cavity absorption meter measurements of dissolved substances and suspended particles in ocean water,” Dyn. Atmos. Oceans 31, 307–320 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (7)

Dyn. Atmos. Oceans (1)

R. M. Pope, A. D. Weidemann, E. S. Fry, “Integrating cavity absorption meter measurements of dissolved substances and suspended particles in ocean water,” Dyn. Atmos. Oceans 31, 307–320 (2000).
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Other (1)

R. M. Pope, “Optical absorption of pure water and sea water using the integrating cavity absorption meter,” Ph.D. dissertation (Texas A&M University, College Station, Tex., 1993).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Ultrapure water absorption coefficients including error bars at those wavelengths for which both S&F and P&F obtained data.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectra at 5-nm intervals of the absorption coefficients of utlrapure water obtained from the Milli-Q and from the Culligan water purification systems.

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α=C1(S-SE-C0),
α=C1(V+k3+λk4)S/V,

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