Kate L. Bechtel

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We describe the use of liquid-phase continuous-wave cavity ring-down spectroscopy for the detection of an HPLC separation. This technique builds on earlier work by Snyder and Zare using pulsed laser sources and improves upon commercially available UV-visible detectors by a factor of up to 50. The system employs a compact doubled-diode single-mode(More)
We present a novel technique, intrinsic Raman spectroscopy (IRS), to correct turbidity-induced Raman spectral distortions, resulting in the intrinsic Raman spectrum that would be observed in the absence of scattering and absorption. We develop an expression relating the observed and intrinsic Raman spectra through diffuse reflectance using the photon(More)
The ability to quantify uncertainty in information extracted from spectroscopic measurements is important in numerous fields. The traditional approach of repetitive measurements may be impractical or impossible in some measurements scenarios, while chi-squared analysis does not provide insight into the sources of uncertainty. As such, a need exists for(More)
We present a hybrid multivariate calibration method, constrained regularization (CR), and demonstrate its utility via numerical simulations and experimental Raman spectra. In this new method, multivariate calibration is treated as an inverse problem in which an optimal balance between model complexity and noise rejection is achieved with the inclusion of(More)
Raman spectroscopy and microscopy can provide molecular information for complex materials such as biological tissue and cells. In these applications, light-collection throughput is essential for speedy acquisition of high-quality data. To improve throughput, two-dimensional detectors and high numerical aperture (NA) optical systems have been employed.(More)
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