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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 2012
  • pp: 6765–6780

Thermal luminescence spectroscopy chemical imaging sensor

Arthur H. Carrieri, Tudor N. Buican, Erik S. Roese, James Sutter, and Alan C. Samuels  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 28, pp. 6765-6780 (2012)

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The authors present a pseudo-active chemical imaging sensor model embodying irradiative transient heating, temperature nonequilibrium thermal luminescence spectroscopy, differential hyperspectral imaging, and artificial neural network technologies integrated together. We elaborate on various optimizations, simulations, and animations of the integrated sensor design and apply it to the terrestrial chemical contamination problem, where the interstitial contaminant compounds of detection interest (analytes) comprise liquid chemical warfare agents, their various derivative condensed phase compounds, and other material of a life-threatening nature. The sensor must measure and process a dynamic pattern of absorptive-emissive middle infrared molecular signature spectra of subject analytes to perform its chemical imaging and standoff detection functions successfully.

OCIS Codes
(110.3080) Imaging systems : Infrared imaging
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors
(120.6810) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Thermal effects
(300.6430) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, photothermal
(110.3175) Imaging systems : Interferometric imaging

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: June 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 25, 2012
Published: September 25, 2012

Arthur H. Carrieri, Tudor N. Buican, Erik S. Roese, James Sutter, and Alan C. Samuels, "Thermal luminescence spectroscopy chemical imaging sensor," Appl. Opt. 51, 6765-6780 (2012)

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