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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 5 — Mar. 10, 2014
  • pp: 5410–5415

Background clean-up in Brillouin microspectroscopy of scattering medium

Zhaokai Meng, Andrew J. Traverso, and Vladislav V. Yakovlev  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 5, pp. 5410-5415 (2014)

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Brillouin spectroscopy is an emerging tool for microscopic optical imaging as it allows for non-contact, non-invasive, direct assessment of the elastic properties of materials. However, strong elastic scattering and stray light from various sources often contaminate the Brillouin spectrum. A molecular absorption cell was introduced into the virtually imaged phased array (VIPA) based Brillouin spectroscopy setup to absorb the Rayleigh component, which resulted in a substantial improvement of the Brillouin spectrum quality.

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OCIS Codes
(120.4640) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical instruments
(290.5830) Scattering : Scattering, Brillouin
(300.6190) Spectroscopy : Spectrometers
(230.7408) Optical devices : Wavelength filtering devices

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Original Manuscript: January 6, 2014
Revised Manuscript: January 30, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 2, 2014
Published: February 28, 2014

Zhaokai Meng, Andrew J. Traverso, and Vladislav V. Yakovlev, "Background clean-up in Brillouin microspectroscopy of scattering medium," Opt. Express 22, 5410-5415 (2014)

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