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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 12 — Sep. 30, 2010

Specular integrating tube for scattered-light spectroscopy

Robert L. Lucke, Jacob Grun, Charles Manka, and Sergei Nikitin  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 21, pp. 4063-4066 (2010)

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A cylindrical sample cell is adapted to the problem of increasing the scattered-light signal from an optically thin liquid sample. The ends of the cylinder are coated with specularly reflecting aluminum to increase the signal by reflecting the stimulating light beam through the medium multiple times. The circumference of the cylinder is similarly coated to increase the fraction of the emitted light that is collected and sent into the slit of a spectrometer. Such a cell can greatly increase the signal measured by an analysis system without any modifications to the system.

OCIS Codes
(120.3150) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Integrating spheres
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced
(300.6450) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Raman
(080.4298) Geometric optics : Nonimaging optics

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Original Manuscript: November 24, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 23, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 19, 2010
Published: July 15, 2010

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Vol. 5, Iss. 12 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Robert L. Lucke, Jacob Grun, Charles Manka, and Sergei Nikitin, "Specular integrating tube for scattered-light spectroscopy," Appl. Opt. 49, 4063-4066 (2010)

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