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Short-range noncontact detection of surface contamination using Raman lidar
Author(s): Arthur J. Sedlacek III; Mark D. Ray; N. Scott Higdon; Dale A. Richter
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Paper Abstract

The application of a novel mini-Raman Lidar to the standoff detection and identification of chemical spills is discussed. The new chemical sensor combines the spectral fingerprintign of solar-blind UV Raman spectroscopy with the principles of lidar to open a new venue of short-range, non- contact detection and identification of unknown substances on surfaces. In addition to discussing experimental result collected with a 'proof-of-principle' system, a next generation system, currently under development, is also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4577, Vibrational Spectroscopy-based Sensor Systems, (22 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.455727
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Arthur J. Sedlacek III, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)
Mark D. Ray, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)
N. Scott Higdon, ITT Industries, Inc. (United States)
Dale A. Richter, ITT Industries, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4577:
Vibrational Spectroscopy-based Sensor Systems
Steven D. Christesen; Arthur J. Sedlacek III, Editor(s)

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