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IR spectroscopy vs. Raman scattering by measurement of glucose concentration
Author(s): O. Abdallah; J. Hansmann; A. Bolz; H. Mertsching
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Paper Abstract

By developing a non-invasive device for glucose concentration measurement, two promising methods were compared for that aim. The Raman scattering using Laser at the wavelength 785 nm and the light scattering in R- and IR-range are demonstrated. An easy accessible and low-cost method for glucose concentration monitoring and management to avoid its complications will be a great help for diabetic patients. Raman Scattering is a promising method for noninvasively measuring of glucose and for the diagnostic of pathological tissue variations. Despite the power and the time of measurement can be reduced using enhanced Raman scattering, it will be difficult to develop a compatible device with low power Laser and low price for a non-invasive method for home monitoring. As using IR-spectroscopy at wavelengths slightly below 10000 nm, the absorption of glucose can be well discriminated from that of water, LED`s or LD´s at these wavelengths are very expensive for this purpose. At wavelengths about 6250 and 7700 glucose has a less light absorption than water. Also slightly above 3000 nm glucose has a high absorption. There are also possibilities for the measurement in the NIR at wavelengths between 1400 nm and 1670 nm. Scattering measurements at wavelengths below 900 nm and our measurements with the wavelength about 640 nm give reproducible glucose dependence on the reflected light from a glucose solution at a constant temperature. A multi-sensor with different wavelengths and temperature sensor will be a good choice for in-vivo glucose monitoring.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 November 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7376, Laser Applications in Life Sciences, 73760B (24 November 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.871469
Show Author Affiliations
O. Abdallah, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
J. Hansmann, Univ. of Stuttgart (Germany)
A. Bolz, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
H. Mertsching, Univ. of Stuttgart (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7376:
Laser Applications in Life Sciences
Matti Kinnunen; Risto Myllylä, Editor(s)

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