Photothermal Lens Aberration Effects in Two Laser Thermal Lens Spectrometry
A comparison of theories describing two laser photothermal lens signals is given. The aberrant nature of this lens is accounted for in a theory which treats the propagation of a monitor laser in terms of a phase shift in this laser beam wave front. The difference between theories are discussed in terms of the predicted signal strengths and temporal behavior. The aberrant theory results in smaller theoretical signal strengths and different functional relationships between signal and analyte level.
Photothermal Lens Aberration Effects in Two Laser Thermal Lens Spectrometry Stephen E. Bialkowski Applied Optics 24 2792 1985