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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 1985
  • pp: 2792–2796

Photothermal lens aberration effects in two laser thermal lens spectrophotometry

Stephen E. Bialkowski  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 24, Issue 17, pp. 2792-2796 (1985)

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A comparison of theories describing two laser photothermal lens signals is given. The aberrant nature of this lens is accounted for in a theory which treats the propagation of a monitor laser in terms of a phase shift in this laser beam wave front. The difference between theories are discussed in terms of the predicted signal strengths and temporal behavior. The aberrant theory results in smaller theoretical signal strengths and different functional relationships between signal and analyte level.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 3, 1985
Published: September 1, 1985

Stephen E. Bialkowski, "Photothermal lens aberration effects in two laser thermal lens spectrophotometry," Appl. Opt. 24, 2792-2796 (1985)

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