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FT-IR interferogram signal processing for uniform-time sampling
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Paper Abstract

A new approach to Fourier transform-infrared (FT-IR) signal acquisition and processing has been developed recently. This approach relies on digital signal processing (DSP) and enables the use of sigma-delta analog-to-digital converters (ADCs). Data are simultaneously oversampled from both the infrared (IR) and reference laser channels at uniform time intervals. This approach contrasts sharply with the traditional method, in which reference channel zero-crossings are used to trigger ADC sampling of the IR channel at equal increments of optical path difference (OPD). In one embodiment of the new approach, data from the laser channel are processed to values of mirror position. These data can be used to interpolate the IR signal. The uniform time sampling method shifts instrument complexity from hardware to software, while improving the spectral accuracy by fully correcting the effects of optical velocity variation. The correction is sufficient even with a sinusoidal variation in the optical retardation rate. This study demonstrates the approach using the Lomb-Scargle periodogram.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4577, Vibrational Spectroscopy-based Sensor Systems, (22 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.455729
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Christopher J. Manning, Manning Applied Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Roger J. Combs, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4577:
Vibrational Spectroscopy-based Sensor Systems
Steven D. Christesen; Arthur J. Sedlacek, Editor(s)

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