Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 145–154 | Cite as

Spectroscopic measurements of the stratosphere using tunable infrared lasers

  • C. K. N. Patel


Measurements of temporal variation of stratospheric NO are important in validating its postulated role in catalytic destruction of stratospheric ozone. This paper reviews the results of NO measurements obtained from the two recent balloon-borne spin-flip Raman laser opto-acoustic spectroscopy experiments. The temporal variation of NO reported here strongly supports the role of NO in the stratospheric O3 balance. The paper compares the results obtained here with those obtained using different techniques. Also are compared the relative merits of the various techniques. Future improvements in the present technique as well as other possible experimental stratospheric studies are considered.


Spectroscopy Ozone Temporal Variation Communication Network Spectroscopic Measurement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. K. N. Patel
    • 1
  1. 1.Bell Telephone LaboratoriesHolmdelUSA

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