Due to the increasing complexity and commercialization of instrumentation, achieving optimum performance in research applications and automated usage can be challenging. For example, a thorough understanding of the instrument can dramatically affect the outcome of the experiment and the generation of reliable data in applications where conditions are not ideal and resulting signals are weak. This book provides a comprehensive discussion of FTS from the ground up, covering basic concepts, instrumentation, data-processing algorithms, and techniques for computerized spectral analysis.
Why Choose a Fourier Transform Spectrometer?
Theory of the Ideal Instrument
Nonideal (Real-World) Interferograms
Working with Digital Spectra and Fourier Transforms
Phase Corrections and Their Significance
Effects of Noise in Its Various Forms
Line Positions, Line Profiles, and Fitting
Processing of Spectral Data
Discussions, Interventions, Digressions, and Obscurations
Sumner P. Davis is a professor of physics at the University of California at Berkeley. His research focuses on laboratory spectroscopy of diatomic molecules of astrophysical interest.
Abrams, Mark C.
Brault, James W.
James W. Brault is a physicist and was a staff scientist of the National Solar Observatory, Kitt Peak, with an appointment at the University of Colorado in Boulder. His areas of research are instrument design, numerical methods as applied to spectroscopy, and atomic and molecular spectroscopy.