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Applications of the Optical Multichannel Analyzer for Low Light Level Signal Averaging and Two-Dimensional Mode Detection of Picosecond Laser-Generated Raman Spectra

Volume 35, Number 3 (June 1981) Page 281-289

Chao, J.L.

Techniques developed for the use of a programmable optical multichannel analyzer are discussed. Two different signal-limited areas which are of general spectroscopic interest are the focus of the paper. The first area involves using extended delay target integration techniques for low level light signal averaging. The second application area describes techniques developed for capturing spectral information from pulsed laser experiments. Multiple tracks are shown in order to demonstrate the two-dimensional applications in spectroscopy. The paper also contains information about the design and operating principles of vidicon detectors and other imaging technologies are considered as well.