Sensitivity enhancement and fringe reduction in tunable diode laser spectroscopy using hemispherical diffusers

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The use of diffuse, highly reflective optical components, in particular, a hemispherical BaSO4 diffuser, at the point of light injection into non-transparent or turbid media was evaluated as a means to increase the measurement sensitivity of spectroscopic absorption measurements. By performing the light injection from, e.g., an optical fiber through a component designed to make the light diffuse and to reflect (and thereby re-inject) light scattered from the sample, the total amount of light delivered into the sample is increased. Further, the occurrence of possible interference fringes is strongly reduced.


External organisations
  • South China Normal University
  • Lund University
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  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
Original languageEnglish
Article number053111
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2017 May 1
Publication categoryResearch