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Optical constants of water in the 200 nm to 200 µm wavelength region

Extinction coefficients k(\lambda) for water at 25° were determined through a broad spectral region by manually smoothing a point by point graph of k(\lambda) vs wavelength \lambda that was plotted for data obtained from a review of the scientific literature on the optical constant of water. Absorption bands representing k(\lambda) were postulated where data were not available in the vacuum uv and soft x-ray regions. A subtractive Kramers-Kronig analysis of the combined postulated and smoothed portions of the k(\lambda) spectrum provided the index of refraction n(\lambda) for the spectral region 200 nm<=\lambda<=200 µm.

G. M. Hale, M. R. Querry, "Optical constants of water in the 200 nm to 200 µm wavelength region," Appl. Opt.,12, 555-563 (1973).


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