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Optical Society of America

Laser Pointer Explosives Detection

Caption: This is a schematic drawing of the Raman spectrometer, including a laser pointer, dichroic mirror, prism, objective, x,y motorized translational stage, long wavepass edge filter, lens and a detector (spectrometer/intensified charge-coupled device).

Credit: Image courtesy Ilana Bar, Ben Gurion University of the Negev

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