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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1979
  • pp: 1913–1920

Time-resolved fluorimetry via a new cross-correlation method

J. M. Ramsey, G. M. Hieftje, and G. R. Haugen  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 18, Issue 12, pp. 1913-1920 (1979)

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A new instrument for the measurement of short fluorescence lifetimes is discussed and characterized. The instrument is basically an implementation of the cross-correlation between the excitation source and the induced fluorescence response. Such an approach, with a mode-locked argon-ion laser as the source, is shown to be capable of measuring lifetimes as short as 80 psec with a precision of 10 psec.

© 1979 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 13, 1979
Published: June 15, 1979

J. M. Ramsey, G. M. Hieftje, and G. R. Haugen, "Time-resolved fluorimetry via a new cross-correlation method," Appl. Opt. 18, 1913-1920 (1979)

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