Background clean-up in Brillouin microspectroscopy of scattering medium. Academic Article uri icon


  • Brillouin spectroscopy is an emerging tool for microscopic optical imaging as it allows for non-contact, non-invasive, direct assessment of the elastic properties of materials. However, strong elastic scattering and stray light from various sources often contaminate the Brillouin spectrum. A molecular absorption cell was introduced into the virtually imaged phased array (VIPA) based Brillouin spectroscopy setup to absorb the Rayleigh component, which resulted in a substantial improvement of the Brillouin spectrum quality.

published proceedings

  • Opt Express

altmetric score

  • 9

author list (cited authors)

  • Meng, Z., Traverso, A. J., & Yakovlev, V. V.

citation count

  • 85

complete list of authors

  • Meng, Zhaokai||Traverso, Andrew J||Yakovlev, Vladislav V

publication date

  • March 2014