Fiber Analysis using FTIR-ATR with Optical Viewing
6 October 2015

In ATR/FT-IR, magnified visual monitoring of a sample benefits many applications. For micro-sampling and defect analysis, viewing capabilities decrease overall measurement time by allowing the user to locate the desired sampling area quickly and enhance confidence in the collected data by assuring the sampling point. Visual changes in the sample also may be monitored during testing. Fiber analysis via FTIR can be challenging. In transmission sampling, fiber flattening often is required to achieve a quality spectrum. However, in this application note, the ease of micro-sampling is shown through fiber analysis.