Owing to technological improvements spurred on by the telecommunications boom of the last decade, Raman spectroscopy has become much more accessible to users in all application areas, including agricultural, forensic, pharmaceutical, biomedical, and others.
Raman now works on highly fluorescent plant-based samples without sample preparation. 1064 nm dispersive Raman is a viable new option for users who are studying highly fluorescent samples such as plants and biofuels.
Biological tissues and other materials often autofluoresce at near-infrared wavelengths, prohibiting Raman acquisition. New, dispersive Raman systems at 1064 nm allow fluorescence-free measurement in similar integration times.