History of Raman Spectroscopy

In 1928, Indian physicist, Dr. C.V.Raman reported the Raman effect.

The Raman spectroscopy is based on the Raman effect. The Raman effect, the phenomenon of inelastic scattering of light(Raman scattering), was discovered by Dr. C.V.Raman in 1928.

In 1960s,Raman spectroscopy has been practically used due to the invention of Laser system.

In the late 1970s, Raman spectroscopy with optical microscope has been came to use for microanalysis in many fields(micro-Raman spectroscopy)

And now, many researchers in various fields focuses on the Raman spectroscopy by the following reasons;
・Increasing of light transmission by developements of optical component, such as lens, mirror, and especially optical filters for stray light remover,
・Improvement of stability by developements of spectrometer,
・Increasing of light detection sensitivity by evolutions of detectors such as CCD enables.

developement of micro-Raman spectrometer