Fourier Transform Spectrometry

Fourier Transform Spectrometry

1st Edition - May 8, 2001

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  • Authors: Sumner Davis, Mark Abrams, James Brault
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780120425105
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080506913

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Fourier Transform Spectrometry is of immediate use to those who use Fourier transform spectrometers in their research, or are considering their use. The authors' presentations enable readers to obtain a clear understanding of FTS, which is crucial to their studies and research.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.


Students and researchers using spectroscopy in physics, chemistry, and biology, as well as instrument manufacturers.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    Why Choose a Fourier Transform Spectrometer?
    Theory of the Ideal Instrument
    Fourier Analysis
    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
    Chapter-by-Chapter Bibliography
    Chronological Bibliography
    Applications Bibliography
    Author Bibliography

Product details

  • No. of pages: 276
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2001
  • Published: May 8, 2001
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780120425105
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080506913

About the Authors

Sumner Davis

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A.

Mark Abrams

Affiliations and Expertise

ITT Industries, Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.A.

James Brault

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly of National Solar Observatory, Kitt Peak, Arizona, U.S.A.

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