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A New Technique for the Elimination of Fluorescence Interference in Raman Spectroscopy

Volume 40, Number 5 (July 1986) Page 583-587

Bright, Frank V.; Hieftje, Gary M.


A new instrument for Raman spectroscopy has been constructed with the use of a cw or mode-locked argon-ion laser as the excitation source and a microwave spectrum analyzer for discrimination between fluorescence and Raman scatter. To demonstrate the new instrument's capability, the weak Raman scatter of water was resolved from the intense fluorescence from rhodamine 6G. Theoretically predicted relative errors in the new procedure are calculated and experimental results are shown to be in good agreement with theory.