Author | Steven G. Buckley

Articles

Tunable Diode Lasers for Trace Gas Detection: Methods, Developments, and Future Outlook

October 01, 2018

Spectroscopy

Article

Tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy is hitting the mainstream. Here, we look at the history of the technique, the current state of the technology, and future challenges.

Ultrafast Lasers in Spectroscopy—Moving into the Mainstream

April 01, 2018

Spectroscopy

Article

A look at how high-powered ultrafast lasers are moving toward widespread use in spectroscopy and in industrial settings and the developments that are driving these changes

Combining Broadband Spectra and Machine Learning to Derive Material Properties

October 01, 2017

Spectroscopy

Article

With methods such as infrared, Raman, and LIBS, the spectral background contains a wealth of information about material properties of the sample. Now, such information can be derived by artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms.

New Devices in the Infrared Provide Sensitivity, Speed, and Size Improvements

October 01, 2016

Spectroscopy

Article

Infrared reflectance and absorption spectroscopy have been practiced for decades. New capabilities in detectors and light sources are quickly changing the landscape in the near- and mid-infrared, where fundamental vibrations and overtone bands allow sensitive measurements in applications related to food safety, precision agriculture, energy, and smart manufacturing, to name a few.  This article outlines some of the most recent innovations and how they might be applied in real-world systems.