New Devices in the Infrared Provide Sensitivity, Speed, and Size Improvements
October 01, 2016
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.