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Quantum cascade laser-based substance detection: approaching the quantum noise limit
Author(s): Peter C. Kuffner; Kathryn J. Conroy; Toby K. Boyson; Greg Milford; Mohamed A. Mabrok; Abhijit G. Kallapur; Ian R. Petersen; Maria E. Calzada; Thomas G. Spence; Kennith P. Kirkbride; Charles C. Harb
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Paper Abstract

A consortium of researchers at University of New South Wales (UNSW@ADFA), and Loyola University New Orleans (LU NO), together with Australian government security agencies (e.g., Australian Federal Police), are working to develop highly sensitive laser-based forensic sensing strategies applicable to characteristic substances that pose chemical, biological and explosives (CBE) threats. We aim to optimise the potential of these strategies as high-throughput screening tools to detect prohibited and potentially hazardous substances such as those associated with explosives, narcotics and bio-agents.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8032, Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies IV, 80320C (12 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.886395
Show Author Affiliations
Peter C. Kuffner, The Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Kathryn J. Conroy, The Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Toby K. Boyson, The Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Greg Milford, The Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Mohamed A. Mabrok, The Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Abhijit G. Kallapur, The Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Ian R. Petersen, The Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Maria E. Calzada, Loyola Univ. New Orleans (United States)
Thomas G. Spence, Loyola Univ. New Orleans (United States)
Kennith P. Kirkbride, Australian Federal Police (Australia)
Charles C. Harb, The Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8032:
Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies IV
Mark A. Druy; Richard A. Crocombe, Editor(s)

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