Title

LCTF Raman Chemical Imaging in The Near Infrared

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

1997

Publication Title

Proceeding SPIE 3061, Infrared Technology and Applications XXIII

Abstract

Chemical imaging has tremendous potential as a quantitative imaging modality for chemical analysis. Chemical imaging integrates focal plane array technology and novel schemes for obtaining high spectral and spatial resolution imagery in the visible, near-infrared and mid-infrared. We have applied chemical imaging techniques to the characterization of a diverse array of materials, including human tissues, polymers, semiconductors, thin films, and corrosion products. This report describes recent technological advances in the development of liquid crystal tunable filter (LCTF) near- infrared imaging spectrometers suitable for high performance Raman microscopy. This technology is anticipated to have broad impact in a wide variety of commercial applications.

DOI

10.1117/12.280345

Volume

3061

Issue

280