Towards an anthrax detector using the femtosecond adaptive spectroscopic technique for coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy: Coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy signal from dipicolinic acid in bacterial spores

Journal Article

We present experimental evidence of a resonant coherent antiStokes Raman spectroscopy (CARS) signal from dipicolinic acid, a marker molecule in anthrax spores. We also show some evidence of resonant CARS signal associated with the 1000cm-1 resonance from Bacillus Globigii spores which are similar to anthrax spores. These results constitute a first step towards developing a rapid identification technique for bacterial spores.

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Cited Authors

  • Mehendale, M; Bosacchi, B; Gatzogiannis, E; Dogariu, A; Warren, WS; Scully, MO

Published Date

  • 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 51 / 16-18

Start / End Page

  • 2645 - 2653

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0950-0340

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/09500340412331286784