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Absorption or emission spectroscopy is a powerful tool for detecting chemical compounds, diluted in fluid media: the sensitivity of this technique depends on the optical path of the source radiation, on the spectral window used for analysis and on the spectrometer performances. In this view, we designed and produced the first prototypes of an integrated scanning Fourier Transform Microinterferometer with Mach–Zehnder geometry, by using MEOS (Micro Electro Optical Systems) technologies. The microdevice, obtained by fabricating integrated optical waveguides on LiNbO3 (LN) crystals, is electrically driven, without moving parts, by exploiting the electrooptical properties of the material. The microdevice operates the Fourier Transform of the input radiation spectral distribution, which can be reconstructed starting from the output signal by means of Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) techniques. The …
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Publication date: 
1 Dec 2006

GG Bentini, M Bianconi, A Cerutti, A Nubile, P Cerabolini, M Chiarini, G Pennestrì, W Dinicolantonio, R Guzzi

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Volume: 36 Issue: 5-6 Pages: 597-603
Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres