Journal Published Online: 01 September 1995
Volume 40, Issue 5

Use of a Fiber Optic Probe for the Detection and Identification of Explosive Materials by Raman Spectroscopy



A fiber optic probe has been developed that allows Raman spectra to be acquired remotely from a spectrometer. This system has been used to acquire spectra from explosive materials. In this study we demonstrate that it is sufficiently sensitive to rapidly detect traces of PETN in fingerprints of Semtex-Hexplosive. Further development of similar systems will enable the detection and non-destructive identification of contraband materials in the field.

Author Information

Hayward, IP
University of Leeds, Leeds, England
Kirkbride, TE
University of Leeds, Leeds, England
Batchelder, DN
University of Leeds, Leeds, England
Lacey, RJ
Police Scientific Development Branch, St. Albans, England
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DOI: 10.1520/JFS15402J