Recent Developments in Photon Correlation and Spectrum Analysis Techniques: I. Instrumentation for Photodetection Spectroscopy
Initially the nature of the signal in photodetection spectroscopy is discussed and the implications for instrumentation examined. Since a major limitation of such spectroscopy is imperfections-in source or detector these are discussed and their effect demonstrated. The spectral estimators in time-delay space (the autocorrelation function) and the frequency domain (the periodogram) are demonstrated to be equivalent so that choice of either depends on engineering considerations. Finally a selection of instruments operating in either space are discussed and their particular advantages or drawbacks indicated culminating in some conclusions on the choice of suitable instrumentation for photodetection spectroscopy.
KeywordsCount Rate Autocorrelation Function Surface Acoustic Wave Spectral Estimator Detector Imperfection
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