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Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

| EXPLORING THE INTERFACE OF LIGHT AND BIOMEDICINE

  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 6 — Jun. 13, 2006

Remote time-resolved filament-induced breakdown spectroscopy of biological materials

H. L. Xu, W. Liu, and S. L. Chin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 10, pp. 1540-1542 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.001540


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Abstract

We report, for what we believe to be the first time, on the feasibility of remote time-resolved filament-induced breakdown spectroscopy (FIBS) of biological materials. The fluorescence from egg white and yeast powder, induced by femtosecond laser pulse filamentation in air, was detected in the backward direction with targets located 3.5 m away from the detection system. The remarkably distinct spectra of egg white and yeast allow us to propose that this technique, time-resolved FIBS, could be potentially useful for remote detection and identification of harmful biological agents.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(240.6490) Optics at surfaces : Spectroscopy, surface
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar
(300.6500) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, time-resolved

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing

History
Original Manuscript: January 26, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 24, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 27, 2006

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Vol. 1, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
H. L. Xu, W. Liu, and S. L. Chin, "Remote time-resolved filament-induced breakdown spectroscopy of biological materials," Opt. Lett. 31, 1540-1542 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-10-1540

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