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Implementation of a real-time differential path-length spectrometer system
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Paper Abstract

We report on the development of an optical-fiber-based diagnostic instrument to determine the local optical properties of a turbid media. The system relies on making differential diffuse reflection measurements. We present a method to correct for the variations in the spectral characteristics of the two spectrometers. We also introduce a novel method to evaluate the differential reflectance by encoding a relative wavelength sensitivity constant into the signal processing to account for differences in the spectral sensitivity between spectrometers. This method allows us to record differential reflectance without needing to make additional reference measurements before an experiment to account for spectral variation of the lamp.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 June 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5771, Saratov Fall Meeting 2004: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine VI, (22 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.634629
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T. P. Moffitt, Oregon Health & Science Univ. (United States)
S. A. Prahl, Oregon Health & Science Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5771:
Saratov Fall Meeting 2004: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine VI
Valery V. Tuchin, Editor(s)

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