19 May 2006 UV Raman spectra and cross sections of chemical agents
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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.
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Steven D. Christesen, Steven D. Christesen, Joseph M. Lochner, Joseph M. Lochner, Aaron M. Hyre, Aaron M. Hyre, Darren K. Emge, Darren K. Emge, Jay Pendell Jones, Jay Pendell Jones, } "UV Raman spectra and cross sections of chemical agents", Proc. SPIE 6218, Chemical and Biological Sensing VII, 621809 (19 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.669841; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.669841
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