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Journal of Biomedical Optics • Open Access

Differential laser-induced perturbation Raman spectroscopy: a comparison with Raman spectroscopy for analysis and classification of amino acids and dipeptides
Author(s): Erman K. Oztekin; Sarah E. Smith; David W. Hahn

Paper Abstract

Differential-laser induced perturbation spectroscopy (DLIPS) is a new spectral analysis technique for classification and identification, with key potential applications for analysis of complex biomolecular systems. DLIPS takes advantage of the complex ultraviolet (UV) laser–material interactions based on difference spectroscopy by coupling low intensity UV laser perturbation with a traditional spectroscopy probe. Here, we quantify the DLIPS performance using a Raman scattering probe in classification of basic constituents of collagenous tissues, namely, the amino acids glycine, L-proline, and L-alanine, and the dipeptides glycine–glycine, glycine–alanine and glycine–proline and compare the performance to a traditional Raman spectroscopy probe via several multivariate analyses. We find that the DLIPS approach yields an ∼40% improvement in discrimination among these tissue building blocks. The effects of the 193-nm perturbation laser are further examined by assessing the photodestruction of targeted material molecular bonds. The DLIPS method with a Raman probe holds promise for future tissue diagnosis, either as a stand-alone technique or as part of an orthogonal biosensing scheme.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 April 2015
PDF: 9 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 20(4) 047006 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.20.4.047006
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 20, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Erman K. Oztekin, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Sarah E. Smith, Univ. of Florida (United States)
David W. Hahn, Univ. of Florida (United States)

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