Abstract

Time-resolved spectroscopy can be compromised by optical beating, which is inherent to polychromatic light sources and signals. For incoherent light sources, the random interference can partially or completely mask the spectroscopic signature of interest if the time dynamics of the interference are similar to or faster than that of the signature. Part I of this review focused on the theory of this process with an emphasis on thermal light sources, and in this part, four methods to mitigate or circumnavigate the detrimental impact of interference on time-resolved spectroscopy are reviewed: use of light with a controlled, non-stochastic phase, use of narrow-bandwidth light, averaging, and pulse referencing.

PDF Article

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription