The SE1000 Raman spectrometer from Mesophotonics (Southampton, UK) allows users to perform non-invasive, non-destructive analysis of materials with no sample preparation. The technique reports information on the molecular structure, identifying the material under scrutiny. It performs Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) analysis on low concentrations of material by deposition onto the company's Klarite® SERS substrates.

The SE1000's camera system allows the sample to be visualized and recorded for data tracking purposes. Analysis of different sample regions or multiple samples on the same slide can be performed. The device is a 785-nm laser-safe system with a motorized stage, built-in imaging camera, proprietary instrument control software, and a data analysis package.

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This article first appeared in the July, 2007 issue of Photonics Tech Briefs Magazine.

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