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Photonics Handbook
A unique collection of technical design and applications articles, as well as technology primers presenting the basics of the photonics technology.
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ARTICLE OF THE HOUR Spectroscopy
The Tools of the Trade
Understanding the whys and wherefores of a technology goes a long way toward solving your problem. Putting that knowledge to work requires an understanding of the tools of the trade and how to use them. All optical spectrometry techniques rely on the measurement of radiant power. The configuration of the instrument varies based on the measurement technique: absorption, emission, luminescence or scattering. But all of those used in the UV, visible and IR employ essentially the same...