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"Agri-Bio Photonics"

Dr. Marlan O. Scully
Texas A&M, Princeton, and Baylor Universities


We can use coherent laser light to, e.g., detect anthrax [1] in the mail, detect one molecule [2] of a given pathogen such as aflatoxin, or assay the sex and health of wildlife [3] by scattering the light off their feces.

[1] Arora, R, Petrov, GI, Yakovlev, VV, Scully, MO, "Detecting anthrax in the mail by coherent Raman microspectroscopy," PNAS, 109(4), 1151-1153 (2012)
[2] Pestov, D , Ariunbold, GO, Sokolov, AV , and Scully, MO et al., "Optimizing the laser-pulse configuration for coherent Raman spectroscopy," Science, 316(5822), 265-268 (2007).
[3] Walker, J., et al., "Fecal NIRS abd Diet," J. Range Management, 51, 450 (1998).

Thursday, May 1, 2014
HFSB 104, 4:00 p.m.
Horticulture/Forest Science Building

Department of Horticultural Sciences
Texas A&M University

(Refreshments to be served at 3:45 p.m.)