Blue wavelength excitation is usually preferred for analytical applications of Raman spectroscopy because of the λ−4 dependency of the Raman signal intensity on excitation wavelength. However, for remote Raman measurements using long optical fibers, the transmission spectrum of the fiber should be considered in determining the optimal excitation wavelength. In this note, a quick, approximate approach is developed to determine the optimal excitation wavelength for Raman spectroscopy over optical fibers.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 25, 1989
Published: March 20, 1990
S. Michael Angel and Michael L. Myrick, "Wavelength selection for fiber optic Raman spectroscopy. Part 1," Appl. Opt. 29, 1350-1352 (1990)