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CLEO: Science and Innovations
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 1-6, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-910-7
Lasers in Environmental Sensing (JTuE)

Detecting Anthrax in the Mail via Coherent Raman Microspectroscopy

Rajan Arora, Georgi Petrov, Vladislav Yakovlev, and Marlan O. Scully  »View Author Affiliations


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We demonstrate, for the first time, how spatial information can be collected through a turbid medium via coherent Raman microspectroscopic imaging. The technique is capable of identifying anthrax endospores inside a sealed paper envelope.

© 2011 OSA

OCIS Codes
(170.5660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Raman spectroscopy
(110.0113) Imaging systems : Imaging through turbid media
(280.1545) Remote sensing and sensors : Chemical analysis

R. Arora, G. Petrov, V. Yakovlev, and M. O. Scully, "Detecting Anthrax in the Mail via Coherent Raman Microspectroscopy," in CLEO:2011 - Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper JTuE3.

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