16 December 1999 Remote Raman using polymer mirrors
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Proceedings Volume 3854, Pattern Recognition, Chemometrics, and Imaging for Optical Environmental Monitoring; (1999); doi: 10.1117/12.372895
Event: Photonics East '99, 1999, Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
Recent work performed in this laboratory has demonstrated the feasibility of using tunable filter technologies in place of dispersive spectrometers and fixed filtering devices for the purpose of creating field transportable standoff Raman imaging systems. Recently, a development in the area of polymer science has led to the production of polymer mirrors which are lightweight compared to glass mirrors of similar size. In addition, the techniques used to produce these polymer mirrors make it easy to design low f/pound optical devices, with much higher optical speeds than identically sized glass mirrors. The performance of a low f/pound polymer mirror system in combination with a liquid crystal tunable filter for standoff Raman chemical imaging is demonstrated and evaluated.
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J. Chance Carter, Dimitra N. Stratis, Shiv K. Sharma, Wally A. Scrivens, S. Michael Angel, "Remote Raman using polymer mirrors", Proc. SPIE 3854, Pattern Recognition, Chemometrics, and Imaging for Optical Environmental Monitoring, (16 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.372895; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.372895
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Mirrors

Polymers

Raman spectroscopy

Glasses

Charge-coupled devices

Imaging systems

Tunable filters

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