Rapid Optical Detection and Classification of Microbes in Suspicious Powders
PHOTON SYSTEMS COVINA CA COVINA United States
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The goal of this paper is to demonstrate the ability of deep UV optical methods to detect and classify trace levels of suspicious powers on surfaces with a focus on detection of microbial powders. This paper is an extension of a prior paper 1 Hug, W.F., Bhartia, R., K. Sijapati, L.W. Beegle, and R.D. Reid, Improved sensing using simultaneous deep UV Raman and fluorescence detection-II, SPIE Security and Defense, Vol. 9073, No. 20, May 7, 2014. This prior paper provides much of the background on deep UV Raman and fluorescence detection methods employed in this present paper.