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FT-IR interferogram sampling validation and correction
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Paper Abstract

A commercial digital signal processor (DSP) board with custom software monitors the operation of an FTIR spectrometer. The DSP board acquires interferogram data simultaneously from both the infrared and reference laser channels of the FTIR spectrometer. This approach permits post-processing of the signals to obtain conventional spectra, as well as a variety of diagnostics. Such diagnostics include extraction of interferometer mirror velocity and the combined transfer functions of the detectors, amplifiers and filters. The DSP board resides in the accessory bus of a personal computer (PC), allowing use of the PC and its peripherals for data display, storage and post-processing. A method for extracting the transfer functions of the laser and infrared channels by the use of solid state emitters is presented. These are the key elements required to monitor and correct the effects of velocity error. The simultaneous digitization of both interferometer channels may be a trend in FTIR spectrometer design, which shifts signal processing further towards soft implementations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 February 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3537, Electro-Optic, Integrated Optic, and Electronic Technologies for Online Chemical Process Monitoring, (26 February 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.341031
Show Author Affiliations
Christopher J. Manning, Manning Applied Technology (United States)
Roger J. Combs, U.S. Army Edgewood Research, Development, and Engineering Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3537:
Electro-Optic, Integrated Optic, and Electronic Technologies for Online Chemical Process Monitoring
Mahmoud Fallahi; Mahmoud Fallahi; Robert J. Nordstrom; Terry R. Todd, Editor(s)

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