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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1967
  • pp: 447–455

Self Modulating, Derivative Optical Spectroscopy. Part II: Experimental

G. Bonfiglioli, P. Brovetto, G. Busca, S. Levialdi, G. Palmieri, and E. Wanke  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 6, Issue 3, pp. 447-455 (1967)

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The present paper follows a previous one that dealt with the theoretical principles of a self modulating derivative optical spectrometer (SMODOS). In this paper the complete description is given of a prototype of such an instrument, namely, of its optical as well as electronic components. The project criteria are thoroughly discussed, and some examples of performance that demonstrate the power of the method are presented.

© 1967 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 25, 1966
Published: March 1, 1967

G. Bonfiglioli, P. Brovetto, G. Busca, S. Levialdi, G. Palmieri, and E. Wanke, "Self Modulating, Derivative Optical Spectroscopy. Part II: Experimental," Appl. Opt. 6, 447-455 (1967)

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  1. G. Bonfiglioli, P. Brovetto, Phys. Letters 5, 248 (1963); Appl. Opt. 3, 1417 (1964). [CrossRef]
  2. We must apologize here for having omitted the quotation in our previous paper of a note which we did not know existed, published by C. Stacy French of the Department of Plant Biology at Stanford. Several years ago (see Year Book of the Carnegie Institution of Washington No. 54, 1954–55, p. 153, issued 9 December 1955) this author experimented with a derivative spectrophotometer using a vibrating mirror to modulate the wavelength of a light beam. Although the technical realization of Dr. French is different from ours, it must be stated clearly that the initial idea is the same.
  3. G. Bonfiglioli, P. Brovetto, Rev. Sci. Instr. 33, 1095 (1962). [CrossRef]
  4. J. F. Gibbons, H. S. Horn, Trans. IEEE CT-11, 378 (1964).

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