Compact low-cost detector for in vivo assessment of microphytobenthos using laser induced fluorescence

@article{Utkin2013CompactLD,
  title={Compact low-cost detector for in vivo assessment of microphytobenthos using laser induced fluorescence},
  author={Andrei B. Utkin and S{\'o}nia Catarina Reis Vieira and Jos{\'e} R. Marques da Silva and Alexander V. Lavrov and E. H. Leite and Paulo Cartaxana},
  journal={Optics and Spectroscopy},
  year={2013},
  volume={114},
  pages={471-477}
}
The development of a compact low-cost detector for non-destructive assessment of microphytobenthos using laser induced fluorescence was described. The detector was built from a specially modified commercial miniature fiber optic spectrometer (Ocean Optics USB4000). Its usefulness is experimentally verified by the study of diatom-dominated biofilms inhabiting the upper layers of intertidal sediments of the Tagus Estuary, Portugal. It is demonstrated that, operating with a laser emitter producing… 

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