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UV Raman spectra and cross sections of chemical agents
Author(s): Steven D. Christesen; Joseph M. Lochner; Aaron M. Hyre; Darren K. Emge; Jay Pendell Jones
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Paper Abstract

UV Raman spectroscopy is being applied to the detection of natural and man-made surfaces contaminated with chemical agents. In support of these efforts, we have measured the UV Raman signatures of chemical agents and their simulants. In addition, we have measured both the UV Raman and UV absorption cross sections of these compounds for determining their relative limits of detection. The UV Raman measurements were made using a doubled Argon ion laser operating at 248 nm. Spectra were collected on an echelle spectrograph equipped with a CCD array detector. Based on the data collected, we also discuss the suitability of currently accepted agent simulants for testing UV Raman detection instruments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6218, Chemical and Biological Sensing VII, 621809 (19 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.669841
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Steven D. Christesen, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Ctr. (United States)
Joseph M. Lochner, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Ctr. (United States)
Aaron M. Hyre, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Ctr. (United States)
Darren K. Emge, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Ctr. (United States)
Jay Pendell Jones, ITT Advanced Engineering and Sciences (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6218:
Chemical and Biological Sensing VII
Patrick J. Gardner; Augustus W. Fountain III, Editor(s)

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