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9041931 Substrate analysis using surface acoustic wave metrology  
A system for imposing and analyzing surface acoustic waves in a substrate to determine characteristics of the substrate is disclosed. Optical elements and arrangements for imposing and analyzing...
9041923 Peri-critical reflection spectroscopy devices, systems, and methods  
Spectroscopy apparatuses oriented to the critical angle of the sample are described that detecting the spectral characteristics of a sample wherein the apparatus consists of an electromagnetic...
9041932 Conformal filter and method for use thereof  
A system and method for detecting analytes using a conformal filter. A conformal filter, which may comprise a tunable filter, is configured to filter interacted photons conforming to a spectral...
9036145 Conoscopic illumination optical device with a hollow cone for an optical microscope and method of optical microscopy in conoscopy  
A method of microscopy and an illumination optical device with a hollow cone for a microscope, the illumination device includes a first conical lens (1) able to receive a collimated incident light...
9036144 Nano-/micro-droplets for the detection of analytes  
For a rapid and real-time SERS detection of organic chemicals in the air and the interfaces of air/solids, colloidal silver and/or gold nanoparticles solution is sprayed, in the form of...
9019494 Surface-enhanced Raman scattering substrate and a trace detection method of a biological and chemical analyte using the same  
The invention provides a surface-enhanced Raman scattering substrate and a trace detection method of a biological and chemical analyte using the same. The substrate includes: a substrate having a...
9019495 Apparatus for performing spectroscopy having a porous membrane  
According to an example, an apparatus for performing spectroscopy includes a structure having an opening. The apparatus also includes a plurality of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)...
9013689 Engineered SERS substrates employing nanoparticle cluster arrays with multiscale signal enhancement  
Defined nanoparticle cluster arrays (NCAs) with total lateral dimensions of up to 25.4 μm by 25.4 μm have been fabricated on top of a 10 nm thin gold film using template guided self-assembly. This...
9014424 Tracking representations of indicator body parts  
The present invention relates to a method for tracking image sections which represent indicator body parts of a body in a process sequence of images, wherein changes in the position of the...
9008273 System for analyzing a granulate for producing a pharmaceutical product  
An apparatus for analyzing a granulate for producing a pharmaceutical product has a data receiving unit adapted for receiving X-ray diffraction data indicative of a scattering of X-rays irradiated...
9007577 Analytical instrumentation in hazardous environments via static pressurization  
An analytical instrument suitable for a use in a variety of industrial environments features a housing having a sealed primary chamber filled with a dry, inert gas at a first static pressure. An...
9007576 Surface enhanced Raman scattering spectroscopic waveguide  
A waveguide for use with surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy is provided that includes a base structure with an inner surface that defines a cavity and that has an axis. Multiple molecules of an...
9001325 Filament-based stimulated Raman detection  
In apparatus and methods of Raman spectroscopy in air, a target region is excited by a laser pump pulse exceeding the critical power for self-focusing in air and having a duration after...
9001324 Optical fiber surface enhanced raman spectroscopy (SERS) probe  
A surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) probe apparatus and a method of SERS probing employ Raman-active surfaces of a plurality of nanoscale field concentrator (NFC) structures at a terminal...
9001323 Method of fabricating gold nanostructures using electroless displacement plating  
The present invention provides a method of fabricating gold nanoparticles using electroless displacement plating, the method including the steps of: depositing on a substrate a metal having a...
9001322 Surface enhanced raman scattering (SERS) apparatus, methods and applications  
Surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrates may be fabricated using a shadow mask assisted evaporation (SMAE) method to provide for enhanced detection sensitivity with respect to target...
9001321 Microscope and observation method  
Provided is a microscope and an observation method which can improve spatial resolution. A microscope according to an aspect of the invention includes a laser light source (10), an objective lens...
8999183 Fabrication of conducting open nanoshells  
A method involving ion milling is demonstrated to fabricate open-nanoshell suspensions and open-nanoshell monolayer structures. Ion milling technology allows the open-nanoshell geometry and upward...
8994937 Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy calibration curve generating systems  
A surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy calibration curve generating system includes a SERS sensor, which includes a substrate and a plurality of sensing members formed on the substrate. Each of the...
8994938 Raman spectroscopy using diffractive MEMS  
A Raman spectrometer including a laser excitation source, edge filters, and detection optics that direct light into a spectrograph. A spectrograph containing a dispersive element and optics that...
8988679 SERS nanotag assays  
A method of producing a surface enhanced Raman scattering spectrum which is useful for certain types of assays, in particular proximity assays. The method includes providing two SERS-active...
8988673 Beam scattering laser monitor  
New systems for characterizing laser beams, using measurements performed on light which has been Rayleigh scattered from the beam. Different implementations are used for beam profiling, using...
8976359 Nanostructure diffraction gratings for integrated spectroscopy and sensing  
The present disclosure pertains to metal or dielectric nanostructures of the subwavelength scale within the grating lines of optical diffraction gratings. The nanostructures have surface plasmon...
8970838 Method and apparatus for evaluating a sample through variable angle Raman spectroscopy  
Described are systems and methods for variable angle Raman spectroscopy, in which electromagnetic radiation will be caused to intersect the sample under investigation at a plurality of angles of...
8970839 Detection device  
A detection device includes an optical device, a suction section adapted to suck the fluid sample in the optical device, a light source adapted to irradiate the optical device with light, a light...
8964286 System and device for non-destructive Raman analysis  
A Raman microspectrometer system extends the optical reach and analysis range of an existing Raman microspectrometer to allow analysis and/or repair of an oversized sample. The Raman...
8964175 Colorant identification method and colorant identification apparatus  
Distribution is acquired for a reflectance spectrum and a fluorescence emission spectrum on a sample composed of color-image recorded matter. Then, on the basis of the distribution of the...
8953159 Surface enhanced raman spectroscopy nanodome biosensors and methods of manufacturing the same  
Tubing such as clear plastic disposable tubing or glass tubing includes a photonic sensor formed in or placed within the tubing. The photonic sensors can take the form of photonic crystal sensors,...
8947656 Smartphone biosensor  
A mobile computing device that includes an image sensor may be used to detect the result of a biomolecular assay. The biomolecular assay may be performed in an optical assay medium that provides...
8947658 Nonlinear optical microscope and nonlinear optical microscopy  
Provided is a nonlinear optical microscope capable of improving the spatial resolution. The nonlinear optical microscope includes: an illuminating part for irradiating, through an objective lens,...
8947657 Methods for isolation and viability assessment of biological organisms  
Isolation of biological or chemical organisms can be accomplished using a surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) system. The SERS system can be a single or a stacked plurality of photonic...
8947659 Time correlated single photon counting by time to digital conversion  
A time correlated single photon counting system having a time to digital converter triggered by a laser fire event detector and the reception of a single photon. The system may be used for...
8937715 Optical spectrometer dynamic range balancing methods and apparatus  
Methods and apparatus facilitate dynamic range balancing for multi-component peaks of widely varying magnitude in an optical spectrometer. In a specific embodiment, filters attenuate the C—H...
8937716 Method for assessing perspiration reduction  
A method to assess perspiration reduction of a composition comprising obtaining an amount of water in stratum corneum in a first area of skin on an individual using confocal Raman spectroscopy,...
8934094 Method of measuring Raman scattered light, and container for Raman scattered light measurement specimen  
The present disclosure provides a method of measuring a Raman scattered light which is capable of detecting a Raman scattered light derived from a specimen at a high sensitivity, and a container...
8934093 Crystal fiber, raman spectrometer using the same and detection method thereof  
The invention relates to a crystal fiber, a Raman spectrometer using the same and a inspection method thereof. The crystal fiber comprises a sapphire crystal is doped with two transition metals...
8922767 Raman spectroscopy  
A micro-fluidic system comprising means for optically trapping a particle and a Raman excitation source for causing Raman scatter from the particle while it is in the optical trap.
8917389 SERS devices for the remote analysis of analytes  
SERS-active materials are delivered to a remote zone, then optically interrogated to detect and analyze from a safe distance the presence of explosives or other materials which may or may not be...
8917388 Measurement of raman radiation  
An apparatus comprises a plurality of detecting elements and a summer. Each detecting element receives and detects different bands of spectrum of Raman radiation formed in response to at least one...
8902419 Detection apparatus  
A detection apparatus includes: a first light source group having a plurality of light sources; a switch that switches the plurality of light sources to activate at least one of the light sources,...
8902420 Sensor chip for biomedical and micro-nano structured substances and method for manufacturing the same  
The present invention relates to a sensor chip for biomedical and micro-nano structured substances and a method for manufacturing the same. The sensor chip includes plural metal nanoparticles and...
8902421 Method and system for active-illumination parallel Raman microspectroscopy  
An active-illumination parallel Raman microspectroscopy scheme for simultaneously collecting Raman spectra from multiple points in a full-spectra range. A combination of multi-point laser...
8896829 Metal particles for surface-enhanced raman scattering and molecular sensing  
A metal nanoparticle material for molecular sensing, that includes a metal nanoparticle aggregate including three to ten metal nanoparticles connected to each other through an organic molecule so...
8898811 Metal nanopillars for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) substrate and method for preparing same  
Disclosed herein describes an SERS sensing substrate comprising upright metal nanostructures made by using oblique angle deposition (OAD) collocating with self-rotation substrate, wherein said...
8894934 Sensing devices and techniques using 3-D arrays based on surface plasmon excitations  
Techniques, apparatus, material and systems are described for implementing a three-dimensional composite mushroom-like metallodielectric nanostructure. In one aspect, a surface plasmon based...
8891081 Raman spectroscopy method of measuring melamine contents in dairy products having different matrixes  
A raman spectroscopy method of measuring melamine contents in dairy products having different matrixes. The method includes: (a) establishing a database of characteristic curves of dairy products...
8879059 Methods and apparatus for controlled generation of hyperfine polarizations and coherences  
Methods and apparatus that provide for precise and continuously-controlled generation of hyperfine polarizations and coherences in samples of laser cooled atoms. In one example, coherent...
8879060 Raman signal detection and analysing system and a method thereof  
A Raman signal detection and analyzing system and a method thereof are disclosed. The Raman signal is generated by emitting an excitation light to a sample. The Raman signal is then modulated by...
8879058 Miniaturized multimodal cars endoscope  
A miniaturized imaging system is provided that operates in multiple modes, including a coherent anti-stokes Raman scattering (CARS) mode. The imaging system includes: a laser delivery subsystem...
8873036 Optical devices and systems for use in spectroscopy  
Certain examples described herein are directed to optical devices and systems for use in spectroscopy. In particular, certain embodiments described herein are directed to devices and methods that...