Technical Papers, Application Notes, and Books, since 1994,
by Wilfried Neumann
Partly written in German (marked D), and in English (marked E) 

Kalkulation von Signal/Rausch-Verhältnissen und Nachweisgrenzen (D)
practical hints for the calculation of signal/noise in photometric systems, written in German, released in the journal Labor-Praxis 9/94, 2 pages, reprint in German available. 

Spektroskopische Ellipsometrie; Grundlagen, Stand der Technik und Anwendungen (D)
Extended paper (35 pages) on the basics, state of the art, and applications of Spectroscopic Ellipsometry. Co-author: Dr. Jiri Gardavski. Released in the annual Handbook of Optics and Fine Mechanics 1995, pages 51…86, by Schiele & Schöll, Berlin 

Fluoreszenz-Spektrometer mit Erweiterungen für Lichtleiter, NIR, Modulation und Titration (D)
A commercial research grade fluorescence spectrometer was equipped with add-ons for fiberoptic coupling, external spectrometer for CCD and NIR detection, and titration. 6 page report, issued in the journal GIT 10/1997, German version only. 

Der aktuelle Stand der Ramanspektroskopie (D)
Basic paper (25 pages) on the actual technology and instrumental components and systems on Raman spectroscopy. Issued in the annual Handbook of Optics and Fine Mechanics 2000, pages 141…166, by Schiele & Schöll, Berlin. Also released, and split into four chapters, in the journal GIT issues 9/1999, 10/1999, 12/1999 and 3/2000. Only available in German. 

The combination of Microscopy  Imaging with Microscopy Spectroscopy and the Solution of specific Requirements (E)
Application Note on coupling an imaging CCD camera after an imaging spectrometer to an inverted microscope. Pictures show the setup. Test images and spectra are provided, four pages. English version.
Application Note for Roper Scientific GmbH, October 2003 

Acton Research SpectraPro-2500 for quantitative Radiometry between 190 and 620 nm to analyze Light Sources (E)

The Application Note defines the requirements, the technical layout, the instruments and sample results. 6 pages, English version.
Application Note for Roper Scientific, January 2004. 

A Semi Subtractive Double Spectrometer System for high Light throughput and good false light Suppression, set up by two SpectraPro-2357 (E)
This application note deals with a special system, built to illuminate a large sample area with homogeneous light of narrow bandwidth. It includes two 400-W light sources, a subtractive double monochromator with high aperture, working from 190 to 2700 nm. Report with photos and sample spectra. 6 pages, English version.
Application Note for Roper Scientific, July 2004

Spectrometer Systems  (E) 
Company catalogue, including Theory and Basics on Monochromators, Spectrographs, Scanning Systems, Detectors, and Systems, 24 pages, English only, obsolete.
Catalogue of SOPRA SA, SOPRA GmbH, and SOPRA Inc, October 1994


Fundamentals of Dispersive Optical Spectroscopy Systems (E)
Book, to be used for  teaching, as well as compendium and reference. It deals with the theoretical basics, and their impact on realized spectroscopy systems. The book consists of 280 pages with about 130 graphs, which are partly colored. It is available in both formats, printed and PDF.
SPIE Monographs, Bellingham, WA 98227.0010, USA,, ISBN 9780819498243, published in July 2014.

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of Dispersive Optical Spectroscopy Systems (E)
Book, connecting to the "Fundamentals". It is also used for teaching, as compendium, and reference. One of it´s main purpose is the use of a dicision-making helper, when it comes to the purchase of application-oriented spectroscopy systems. The book consists of 200 pages with about 90 raphs, which are partly colored. It is available in both formats, printed and PDF.
SPIE-Verlag, Bellingham, WA 98227.0010, USA,, ISBN 9781628413724, published in April 2015.

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Optik für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler (D), Editors: Hering und Martin.
Book, treating all fields of optics. A total of 23 authors created it. It contains 875 pages, including about 500 graphs. All basics, and many technical solutions are discussed. The field of  dispersive optical Spectroscopy, and it´s periphery consists of  t is available in both formats, printed and PDF.
Hanser-Verlag, D-81679 Munich,, ISBN 978-3-446-44281-8, published in April 2017.

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Status April 2012