9 July 2012 Fluorescence suppression using wavelength modulated Raman spectroscopy in fiber-probe-based tissue analysis
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In the field of biomedical optics, Raman spectroscopy is a powerful tool for probing the chemical composition of biological samples. In particular, fiber Raman probes play a crucial role for in vivo and ex vivo tissue analysis. However, the high-fluorescence background typically contributed by the auto fluorescence from both a tissue sample and the fiber-probe interferes strongly with the relatively weak Raman signal. Here we demonstrate the implementation of wavelength-modulated Raman spectroscopy (WMRS) to suppress the fluorescence background while analyzing tissues using fiber Raman probes. We have observed a significant signal-to-noise ratio enhancement in the Raman bands of bone tissue, which have a relatively high fluorescence background. Implementation of WMRS in fiber-probe-based bone tissue study yielded usable Raman spectra in a relatively short acquisition time (~ 30 s), notably without any special sample preparation stage. Finally, we have validated its capability to suppress fluorescence on other tissue samples such as adipose tissue derived from four different species.
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Bavishna B. Praveen, Praveen C. Ashok, Michael Mazilu, Kishan Dholakia, Andrew C. Riches, Simon Herrington, "Fluorescence suppression using wavelength modulated Raman spectroscopy in fiber-probe-based tissue analysis," Journal of Biomedical Optics 17(7), 077006 (9 July 2012). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.17.7.077006 . Submission:

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