Improvement and analysis of a micro Raman probe

Yuichi Komachi, Takashi Katagiri, Hidetoshi Sato, Hideo Tashiro

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A micro Raman probe (MRP) with a 600 μm diameter, which we previously reported as the narrowest achieved to date, was further improved by introducing high-quality optical filters and a collecting lens at the tip. We fabricated the MRP with a high collection efficiency, a wider collection wavelength, and a high signal-to-noise ratio. We compared two types of probes: one with a lens-tipped end and one with a flat tip. We experimentally tested the performance of these MRPs to evaluate the detection properties defined by parameters such as the optical purity against inherent Raman background noise due to optical fibers, the sensitivity, and the viewing area. Finally, we demonstrated their effectiveness in measurements of standard Raman samples and applied them to measurements of plastic and human skin samples in situ.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1683-1696
Number of pages14
JournalApplied optics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar 20
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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