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Assessment of variations in moisture content of wood using time-resolved diffuse optical spectroscopy

Cosimo D’Andrea, Austin Nevin, Andrea Farina, Andrea Bassi, and Rinaldo Cubeddu  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 4, pp. B87-B93 (2009)

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Time-resolved spectroscopy using a pulsed supercontinuum source was employed for the assessment of moisture content (MC) in dry wood. The MC of wood at different relative humidities between 94% and 12% has been monitored. Following curve fitting, absorption spectra between 700 and 1100 nm of samples suggest that differences in the MC of wood are appreciable at around 970 nm . Further, dynamic changes in MC were simulated following a change in relative humidity. Differences in absorption spectra with changes in MC of around 1% can be detected. Various applications of the technique are suggested.

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(170.7050) Medical optics and biotechnology : Turbid media
(300.6500) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, time-resolved

Original Manuscript: July 29, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 17, 2008
Published: December 11, 2008

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Cosimo D'Andrea, Austin Nevin, Andrea Farina, Andrea Bassi, and Rinaldo Cubeddu, "Assessment of variations in moisture content of wood using time-resolved diffuse optical spectroscopy," Appl. Opt. 48, B87-B93 (2009)

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