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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 10 — May. 20, 2013
  • pp: 11757–11762

Raman signal enhancement via elastic light scattering

Brett H. Hokr and Vladislav V. Yakovlev  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 10, pp. 11757-11762 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.011757


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Abstract

The enhanced generation of a spontaneous Raman signal by way of elastic scattering is demonstrated. Using Monte Carlo simulations, we show that elastic scattering, by increasing the path length of light through the medium, enhances the generation of a Raman signal. This is investigated over a large parameter space, demonstrating that this effect is robust, and providing additional physical insight into the dynamics of light propagation in a turbid medium. Both the temporal and spatial profiles of the Raman signal are shown to depend heavily on the amount of scattering present.

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OCIS Codes
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(170.5280) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photon migration
(170.5660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Raman spectroscopy
(170.7050) Medical optics and biotechnology : Turbid media

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: March 8, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 30, 2013
Published: May 7, 2013

Virtual Issues
Vol. 8, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Brett H. Hokr and Vladislav V. Yakovlev, "Raman signal enhancement via elastic light scattering," Opt. Express 21, 11757-11762 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-10-11757


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