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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 12 — Jun. 13, 2005
  • pp: 4780–4785

Lens-scanning Raman microspectroscopy system using compact disc optical pickup technology

Jaeyoun Kim, Gang L. Liu*, and Luke P. Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 12, pp. 4780-4785 (2005)

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We propose and demonstrate the adoption of the compact disc optical pickup technology for Raman microspectroscopy. We utilize both the focusing and the 2-dimensional lateral scanning capabilities of the optical pickup for implementing a miniaturized microspectroscopy system. The resolution of this pickup-based system is characterized by scanning polystyrene microspheres. We test the completed microspectroscopy system by obtaining Raman images of Adenine microstructures. This system will be particularly useful for table-top biological analyzers and other remote medicine applications.

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OCIS Codes
(170.3890) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics instrumentation
(170.5660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Raman spectroscopy
(170.5810) Medical optics and biotechnology : Scanning microscopy

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: April 26, 2005
Revised Manuscript: June 7, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: June 7, 2005
Published: June 13, 2005

Jaeyoun Kim, Gang L. Liu*, and Luke P. Lee, "Lens-scanning Raman microspectroscopy system using compact disc optical pickup technology," Opt. Express 13, 4780-4785 (2005)

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