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Laser Excited Fluorescence For Forensic Diagnostics
Author(s): Robert E. McKinney
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Paper Abstract

The application of laser excited fluorescence to the detection and identification of latent fingerprints was first accomplished ten years ago. The development of the technology has progressed rapidly with the introduction of commercial equipment by several manufacturers. Systems based on Argon-ion, Copper-vapor, and frequency-doubled Nd:YAG lasers are compared. The theoretical basis of detection by fluorescence is discussed along with the more useful techniques of dye staining. Other applications of the laser excited fluorescence in forensic investigation include gunshot residue analysis, serology, collection of trace evidence, and document examination.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0644, Remote Sensing, (7 July 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.964439
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Robert E. McKinney, Laser Photonics, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0644:
Remote Sensing
Robert T. Menzies, Editor(s)

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