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Journal of Biomedical Optics • Open Access

Fast, broadband, rugged spectrometer for near-infrared measurements of organic solutions and multicomponent mixtures
Author(s): Ricardo Claps; Jeffrey Virojanapa

Paper Abstract

The mode of operation and theoretical concept behind a type of near-infrared spectrometer is discussed, which is used to measure concentrations of glucose, ethanol, CaCl 2 , and KCl solutions in water, respectively. The main features of the instrument are its potential for short time-to-measurement resolution on the order of tens of milliseconds, its broad spectral bandwidth from 1.0 to 2.4 μm, and its ruggedness. These features allow the device to operate remotely in field applications and to utilize a wide variety of optical interfaces based on state-of-the-art fiber optic technology. Also, they provide a straightforward path to miniaturization with the concomitant enhancement in time resolution and applicability of the instrument and the technique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2013
PDF: 13 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 18(11) 117001 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.18.11.117001
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 18, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
Ricardo Claps, Neptec Optical Solutions, Inc. (United States)
Jeffrey Virojanapa, Neptec Optical Solutions, Inc. (United States)

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