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Sun-induced leaf fluorescence retrieval in the O2-B atmospheric absorption band

Marina Mazzoni, Pierluigi Falorni, and Samuele Del Bianco  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 10, pp. 7014-7022 (2008)

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Sun-induced leaf fluorescence was inferred by using high resolution (0.5 cm-1) radiance measurements and simulated spectra of the solar irradiance at the ground level, in the region of the O2-B absorption band. The minimization of a cost function was performed in the Fourier transform domain in order to make an accurate fit of the Instrumental Line-Shape that convoluted the simulated spectrum. Second- order polynomials were used to fit the leaf fluorescence and reflectance in the 100-cm-1-wide spectral window. The scale and the instrumental conversion factor were also fitted in order to obtain an accuracy that could not be attained by using the radiance measurements alone.

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(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence

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Original Manuscript: February 27, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 9, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 11, 2008
Published: May 1, 2008

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Vol. 3, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Marina Mazzoni, Pierluigi Falorni, and Samuele Del Bianco, "Sun-induced leaf fluorescence retrieval in the O2-B atmospheric absorption band," Opt. Express 16, 7014-7022 (2008)

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