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Correction for stray light in optical spectroscopy of crystals



Richard W. Hendler, Curtis Meuse, David Travis Gallagher, Joerg Labahn, Jan Kubicek, Paul D. Smith, John W. Kakareka


It has long been known in spectroscopy that light not passing through a sample, but reaching the detector (i.e. stray light) results in a distortion of the spectrum known as absorption- flattening. In spectroscopy with crystals, one must either include such stray light or take steps to exclude it. In the former case, the derived spectra are not accurate. In the latter case, a significant amount of the crystal must be masked off and excluded. In this paper, we describe a method which allows use of the entire crystal by correcting the distorted spectrum.
Applied Spectroscopy


absorption flattening, kinetic analysis, membrane crystals, stray light


Hendler, R. , Meuse, C. , Gallagher, D. , Labahn, J. , Kubicek, J. , Smith, P. and Kakareka, J. (2015), Correction for stray light in optical spectroscopy of crystals, Applied Spectroscopy, [online], (Accessed June 24, 2024)


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Created August 31, 2015, Updated January 4, 2022