By Dieter Bingemann, Ocean Optics
Noise is an undesirable signal that is completely lacking in information or structure, and potentially takes away from the desired signal’s quality and accuracy. Part one of this two-part series discussed the sources of noise from a spectrometer and its experimental methods. This second part of the series takes the information gleaned in part one and uses it to measure low concentrations of sports drinks in a pool, develop a calibration curve, and determine the limit of detection for the spectrometer. Download the application note for the full story.