, Volume 93, Issue 1-6, pp 215-227

High precision fourier transform spectrometry: The critical role of phase corrections

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In high precision Fourier transform spectrometry, proper handling of the phase correction is essential if the full potential wave number accuracy of the data is to be preserved. One-sided interferograms are shown to be especially sensitive to phase error, and this sensitivity is quantitatively related to the signal-to-noise ratio. The role of the truncation/apodization function used to obtain the phase correction is also discussed, as is the special problem of emission spectra.

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