Deep-ultraviolet Raman spectroscopy is a very useful approach for standoff detection of explosive traces. Using two simultaneous excitation wavelengths improves the specificity and sensitivity to standoff explosive detection. The High Technology Foundation developed a highly compact prototype of resonance Raman explosives detector. In this work, we discuss the relative performance of a dual-excitation sensor compared to a single-excitation sensor. We present trade space analysis comparing three representative Raman systems with similar size, weight, and power. The analysis takes into account, cost, spectral resolution, detection/identification time and the overall system benefit.
Balakishore Yellampalle, Robert Martin, Kenneth Witt, William McCormick, Hai-Shan Wu, Mikhail Sluch, Robert Ice, and Brian Lemoff, "Performance comparison of single and dual-excitation-wavelength resonance-Raman explosives detectors," Proc. SPIE 10183, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing XVIII, 101830E (Presented at SPIE Defense + Security: April 11, 2017; Published: 3 May 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2262636.
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