Is it possible to build your own FTIR?
I don't mean from scratch, I mean is it possible to build one out of 'parts'.
I ask because I just bought the electronics and beamsplitter/moving mirror assembly from a Nicolet Spectrometer. The moving mirror is a 'porch swing' type so I don't need air for an air bearing, the KBr beamsplitter looks in excellent shape. It would be neat to get this working in a stand-alone mode.
I still need an laser and detector (working on it), but the real question is can I operate the electronics independently?
It came out of a Nicolet 5PC spectrometer, does anyone have info on the electronics, wiring?