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In 1902, R. W. Wood observed that diffraction gratings exhibited some anomalous transmission characteristics in narrow spectral regions. These anomalies, known 23 R. E. Hirsch, Methods EnzymoL 232, 231 (1994). 24 j. R. " Kluwer Academic, New York, 1999. 14 BIOPHOTONICS [ 1] as "Wood's anomalies," are highly dependent on the polarization of the incident light, being almost entirely polarized perpendicular to the rulings of the grating. They occur in diffraction gratings when a diffracted order becomes tangent to the plane of the grating and are believed to result from a resonant interaction of the incident light with surface plasmons, which are electronic excitations confined to the metal surface.

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26 BIOPHOTONICS [ 1] can also be modulated externally by using electro-optical devices). 886167 MHz apart. The intensities characteristic of this frequency set fit a Gaussian envelope with a half-width of 500 MHz (the inverse of 2 ns, the F W H M of the Gaussian pulse width). After the original proof of concept at Frascati, the harmonic content approach to phase and modulation measurements was used in conjunction with a mode-locked laser-based instrument. , see Refs. 7, 24, and 49-51). We shall, instead, remind the reader of a fundamental aspect of lifetime determinations that is relevant to either method.

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