BrightSpec to Present at Photonics West

November 22, 2014 – Charlottesville, VA –BrightSpec, Inc. announced today that the company will present at the 2015 Photonics West conference in San Francisco, February 7-12. The talk is part of the Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications VIII symposium on Thursday, February 12. Details are below:

Fourier transform molecular rotational resonance spectroscopy for reprogrammable chemical sensing

Author(s): Brent J. Harris, Robin L. Pulliam, Justin L. Neill, Matt T. Muckle, Roger Reynolds, Dave McDaniel, Brooks H. Pate, BrightSpec (United States)
Paper 9362-40

Abstract

Molecular rotational resonance (MRR) spectroscopy gives spectral signatures with high chemical selectivity. At room-temperature, the peak intensity of the MRR spectrum occurs in the 100 GHz – 1 THz frequency range. Advances in high-power sub-mm-wave light sources has made it possible to implement time-domain Fourier transform (FT) spectroscopy techniques that offer speed and sensitivity enhancments over direct absorption methods. For chemical analysis, FT-MRR spectrometers combine the benefits of broad chemical coverage typical of gas chromatography – mass spectrometry (GC-MS) instruments and the direct measurement capabilities of infrared gas sensors all in a reprogrammable platform.

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