Abstract

A recently developed dual-beam configuration that optimizes the thermal lens technique has been used to obtain the absorption spectrum of pure water from 350to528nm. Our results indicate the minimum linear absorption coefficient smaller than 2×105cm1 between 360 and 400nm. This value is lower than previous literature data, and it is blueshifted. Absorption coefficients as small as 2×107cm1 can be measured for water using 1W of excitation power. A detection limit of 6×109cm1 (P=1W) for CCl4 was estimated, which represents, to the best of our knowledge, the highest sensitivity obtained in small absorption measurements in liquids.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

TL signal for pure water ( l = 100 mm ) at λ e = 442 nm ( 53 mW ) . The signal-to-noise ratio is 16 .

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Linear absorption coefficient for pure water: this study (★), Buiteveld et al. [3] (△), Sogandares and Fry [9] (◯), Pope and Fry [6] (◻), Morel et al. [5] (-●-). Morel et al. provide two possible curves.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Results obtained with different cell lengths. The lengths of 9.5 and 100 mm refer to the optimized configuration, while the 2 mm length refers to the traditional one.

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