The goal of this projects was to extend our current streak camera
so that we can acquire both time-resolved and steady-state emission
data. After acquiring two HR4000 fiber
optic spectrometers (50 um, 100 um slits, 200-1100 nm) they were
couple it to system using a dual output fiber optic probe. The InstruView program
was extended to integrate the data from the streak camera, as well
as the HR4000. The set works good so far, but samples with the
strongest fluorescence gave the best results. Also, with this
system, we can now see the spectral differences that are due to
excitation with the femtosecond laser, or a Xenon lamp.
Simplified diagram showing the streak
camera system, coupled to the Ocean Optics HR4000 spectrometers.
The two HR4000 Spectrometers sitting on
top of the streak camera.