Towards an anthrax detector using the femtosecond adaptive spectroscopic technique for coherent anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy: Coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy signal from dipicolinic acid in bacterial spores Conference Paper uri icon


  • We present experimental evidence of a resonant coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy (CARS) signal from dipicolinic acid, a marker molecule in anthrax spores. We also show some evidence of resonant CARS signal associated with the 1000 cm1 resonance from Bacillus Globigii spores which are similar to anthrax spores. These results constitute a first step towards developing a rapid identification technique for bacterial spores. 2004 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Modern Optics

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Mehendale, M., Bosacchi, B., Gatzogiannis, E., Dogariu, A., Warren, W. S., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Mehendale, M||Bosacchi, B||Gatzogiannis, E||Dogariu, A||Warren, WS||Scully, MO

publication date

  • January 2004