Raman & Laser Optical System Filters Not sure if you need an Edge or Notch filter for your Raman instrumentation system? LDT – what you need to know, and how to avoid issues. Read through the list and still can’t find the answer you are looking for?Call our technical support team at 866-736-7625. Edge Filters vs. Notch Filters for Raman Instrumentation - Compares the benefits and drawbacks of different Raman instrumentation layouts. Filter Types for Raman Spectroscopy Applications - Raman spectroscopy, an intense laser beam is used to excite a sample and the Raman "finger print" is measured by a dispersive or Fourier Transform spectrometer. Optical filters are used to prevent the undesired light from reaching the spectrometer and drowning out the relatively weak Raman signal. RazorEdge Filter Layouts - They layout of your Raman system will determine which optical filters are needed. Transition Width & Edge Steepness - Transition width and edge steepness are two terms often used to describe the spectral properties of edge filters and it is important to know that these two terms are related, but not interchangeable. Ultraviolet (UV) Raman Spectroscopy - Measuring Raman spectra in the ultraviolet (UV) wavelength range has significant benefits over traditional Raman measurements performed with green, red, or near-infrared (IR) lasers. Laser Damage Threshold - Laser damage to optical filters is strongly dependent on many factors, including laser type, power and beam diameter. MaxMirror® Ultra-broadband Mirror is a unique high-performance laser mirror that is optimized for life sciences applications. This mirror covers an ultra-broad range of wavelengths (350 – 1100nm) – it can replace three or more conventional laser mirrors. Optical Filters for Laser-based Fluorescence Microscopes - The advent of lasers as light sources for fluorescence imaging imposes new constraints on imaging systems and their components. Group Delay Dispersion (GDD) for Reflected Laser Light - Pulse broadening is caused by dispersion associated with the optics used to direct and focus the laser light onto the sample, including mirrors, lenses, and beamsplitters. It is always desirable to keep the dispersion of these components to a minimum.