Distance detection using Raman scattering: a new tagging technology

W.E. Smith, A. McCabe, G. McNay, D. Graham, N. Shand, B. Foulger

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Surface enhanced resonance Raman scattering (SERRS) provides an increase in sensitivity over Raman scattering of about 1014 and rivals fluorescence in terms of its quantum efficiency. With the use of modern edge and notch filters and CCD cameras, the price and complexity of Raman spectroscopy equipment has decreased rapidly. This means that the potential advantages of SERRS are now much easier to release for use for practical purposes. The technique has specific advantages in terms of sensitivity and coding for use for tagging.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptics and Photonics for Counter Terrorism and Crime Fighting II
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the society of photo-optical instrumentation engineers (SPIE)
PublisherSPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering.


  • distance detection
  • Raman scattering
  • tagging technology
  • crime fighting
  • counter terrorism


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