High-efficiency diffuse Raman spectroscopy through a fiber bundle.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Conventional spectrometers are limited in the amount of light they accept because of the requirement for narrow input apertures. A trade-off must generally be made between spectral resolution and input aperture width. This is especially a problem for performing spectroscopy on diffuse sources, such as with tissue, from which signal light has a broad spatial distribution. We introduce a method for achieving good spectral resolution from a fiber bundle input. The image of a fiber bundle has a characteristic structure. By distorting this image optically, we generate a pseudo-orthogonal intensity mask at the input of the spectrometer. The pseudo-orthogonal properties of the mask then allow decoupling at the detector plane of wavelength from spatial position. As long as the distorted image of the fiber bundle is well known, a spectrum can be recovered with spectral resolution equivalent to that of a conventional slit-based spectrometer. We demonstrate successful recovery of narrowly spaced spectral features as well as Raman spectra from a highly scattering sample with this method. This method enables probes with much higher throughputs and add fiber bundle-based spectroscopy to endoscopic designs.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Matthews, TE; Wax, A

Published Date

  • January 2012

Published In

  • Annual International Conference of the Ieee Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Ieee Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual International Conference

Volume / Issue

  • 2012 /

Start / End Page

  • 1181 - 1183

PubMed ID

  • 23366108

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2694-0604

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2375-7477

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/embc.2012.6346147


  • eng