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Determination and monitoring of quality parameters : a detailed study of optical elements of a lens-based Raman spectrometer

  • A lens-based Raman spectrometer is characterized by studying the optical elements in the optical path and we study the measure of aberration–diffraction effects. This is achieved by measuring the spectral resolution (SR) thus encompassing almost all optical elements of a spectrometer that are mostly responsible for such effects. An equation for SR is used to determine the quality factor Q which measures aberration/diffraction effects occurring in a spectrometer. We show how the quality factor changes with different spectrometer parameters such as grating groove density, the wavelength of excitation, pinhole width, charge-coupled device (CCD) pixel density, etc. This work provides an insight into the quality of a spectrometer and helps to monitor the performance of the spectrometer over a certain period. Commercially available spectrometers or home-built spectrometers are prone to misalignment in optical elements and can benefit from this work that allows maintaining the overall quality of the setup. Performing such experiments over a period helps to minimize the aberration/ diffraction effects occurring as a result of time and maintaining the quality of measurements.

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Author of HS ReutlingenBrecht, Marc; Mukherjee, Ashutosh; Lorenz, Anita
Erschienen in:Applied spectroscopy : an international journal of spectroscopy
Publisher:Sage Publishing
Place of publication:London
Document Type:Journal article
Publication year:2022
Tag:FWHM; Raman spectroscopy; full width half-maximum; principle of Raman spectrometer; spectral resolution
Page Number:8
First Page:199
Last Page:206
DDC classes:530 Physik
Open access?:Ja
Licence (German):License Logo  Creative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International