Bayesian analysis of time-domain Voigt functions

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We demonstrate the use of Bayesian analysis methods for the extraction of information from time-domain Voigt functions. In several forms of time-domain spectroscopy the physically interesting spectrum consists of a single exponentially decaying function. Often, however, this spectrum is contaminated by the presence of a non-exponentially decaying "instrumental" contribution. Here we demonstrate the use of Bayesian analysis to extract the exponential term from a Voigt function in which the instrumental contribution has been modeled by a Gaussian decay. The extension to other instrumental contributions is straightforward.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1169-1174
Number of pages6
JournalSpectrochimica Acta - Part A Molecular Spectroscopy
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1996


  • Bayesian
  • Data-analysis
  • Spectroscopy
  • Time-domain
  • Voigt functions


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