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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 23 — Nov. 14, 2005
  • pp: 9537–9542

Detection of Bacillus subtilis spores in water by means of broadband coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy

Georgi I. Petrov, Vladislav V. Yakovlev, Alexei V. Sokolov, and Marlan O. Scully  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 23, pp. 9537-9542 (2005)

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Broadband coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) spectroscopy is used for detection of bacterial spores in aqueous solution. Polarization CARS spectroscopy is employed to suppress the non-resonant background. CARS spectrum recorded in the spectral region from 700 to 1900 cm-1 exhibits all the characteristic features of spontaneous Raman spectrum taken for a solid powder and resembles that one of the dipicolinic acid, which is considered to be the major component of bacterial spores, including anthrax.

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OCIS Codes
(170.5660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Raman spectroscopy
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated
(300.6230) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics

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Original Manuscript: October 3, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 6, 2005
Published: November 14, 2005

Georgi Petrov, Vladislav Yakovlev, Alexei Sokolov, and Marlan Scully, "Detection of Bacillus subtilis spores in water by means of broadband coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy," Opt. Express 13, 9537-9542 (2005)

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