Modern laser spectroscopy analysis methods

Although the ability to make qualitative observations of a sample on a microscopic scale has expanded knowledge in physics and biology, there are only a few technologies that can truly determine the local concentration and chemical composition of a sample.

The most important objective of optical microscopy is a chemically precise microscopy method regardless of the substance. To this end, Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (CARS) spectroscopy has proven to be an outstanding method, due to its reliability and generality.

In order for the enormous volume of data contained in CARS images to be properly analysed, this practice requires the use of various analysis methods.

In this research area, our research group has focused on the development of measurement technologies and computational methods in co-operation with European, Japanese and American research groups.

The group's research has produced a new method for CARS spectral analysis that is the first to allow effective analysis for CARS spectra of unidentified samples.

An article on the analysis method published in a 2006 issue of Optics Express magazine is one of the most cited articles in the field of CARS.