Raman spectroscopic measurements were performed to determine the presence of a diamond located within an Intralipid scattering medium. The Raman signature of the diamond was recorded for varying thicknesses and concentrations of the Intralipid by use of a 514-nm argon-ion laser and a cw 785-nm Ti:sapphire laser. Results show how Raman spectroscopy can be used as a diagnostic tool for identifying objects embedded within scattering media. In particular, future applications could include tissue diagnostics performed in vivo.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 8, 1994
Published: May 15, 1995
Charles A. Thompson, Fred P. LaPlant, Dor Ben-Amotz, Jeffery S. Reynolds, and Kevin J. Webb, "Raman spectroscopic studies of diamond in Intralipid," Opt. Lett. 20, 1195-1197 (1995)