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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3090–3092

Photoacoustic spectroscopy using coherent synchrotron radiation: application to α-lactose monohydrate

Brant Billinghurst, Tim May, Les Dallin, Ward Wurtz, Mark de Jong, and Kirk H. Michaelian  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 18, pp. 3090-3092 (2010)

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We produced coherent synchrotron radiation at the Canadian Light Source between about 5 and 30 cm 1 in bursting and continuous emission modes and used it to acquire photoacoustic spectra of solids. A band was observed in the spectrum of α-lactose monohydrate at 18 cm 1 and attributed to a rotational mode, in agreement with published data obtained using other numerical and experimental techniques.

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OCIS Codes
(300.6270) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, far infrared
(300.6430) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, photothermal
(340.6720) X-ray optics : Synchrotron radiation
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz

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Original Manuscript: July 13, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 9, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 13, 2010
Published: September 9, 2010

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Brant Billinghurst, Tim May, Les Dallin, Ward Wurtz, Mark de Jong, and Kirk H. Michaelian, "Photoacoustic spectroscopy using coherent synchrotron radiation: application to α-lactose monohydrate," Opt. Lett. 35, 3090-3092 (2010)

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