National Physical Laboratory

Stimulated Raman Scattering: Life in the fast lane

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Published: 22 August 2013

Authors: Ali Rae and Debdulal Roy

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Raman microscopy is a powerful tool for the chemical and structural analysis of biological systems. However, spectral acquisition times in spontaneous Raman scattering are long and spectral quality suffers greatly in the presence of strong fluorescent background. Stimulated Raman scattering, a coherent, non-linear, technique overcomes these limitations and allows for robust, label free, high speed imaging of biological samples with vibrational contrast.

This poster summmarises the technique of stimulated Raman scattering microscopy and presents its huge potential for the study biological systems and processes.


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