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The Potential of Compact Libs System with Multi-Pulse Nd:YAG Laser for Bacteria Identification

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This work shows the potential of a very compact, portable Laser Induced-Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) system that includes low cost and compact Nd:YAG laser, intended for use in fieldwork identification of bacteria. This device allows for the generation of 2 - 4 pulses per laser shot, with a maximum energy of 120 mJ per pulse. Each pulse has a duration of 60 ns, and the total duration of the train of pulses is 180 μs. The device dimensions including the power supply are 50 × 20 × 140 cm, which indicates that can be utilized as a portable LIBS system in field conditions. The spectra captured on two different bacteria shows the capability of identification.

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Flores, A. , Sanchez, A. , Villarreal, A. , Sauz, F. , Cabrera, L. and Reyes, T. (2015) The Potential of Compact Libs System with Multi-Pulse Nd:YAG Laser for Bacteria Identification. Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, 8, 207-212. doi: 10.4236/jbise.2015.83020.


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