Optimal dynamic detection of explosives

D. S. Moore, Herschel Rabitz, S. D. McGrane, M. Greenfield, R. J. Scharff, V. Beltranib, J. Roslund

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Abstract

The detection of explosives is a notoriously difficult problem, especially at stand-off distances, due to their (generally) low vapor pressure, environmental and matrix interferences, and packaging. We are exploring optimal dynamic detection to exploit the best capabilities of recent advances in laser technology and recent discoveries in optimal shaping of laser pulses for control of molecular processes to significantly enhance the standoff detection of explosives. The core of the ODD-Ex technique is the introduction of optimally shaped laser pulses to simultaneously enhance sensitivity of explosives signatures while reducing the influence of noise and the signals from background interferents in the field (increase selectivity). These goals are being addressed by operating in an optimal nonlinear fashion, typically with a single shaped laser pulse inherently containing within it coherently locked control and probe sub-pulses. With sufficient bandwidth, the technique is capable of intrinsically providing orthogonal broad spectral information for data fusion, all from a single optimal pulse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing X
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
EventChemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing X - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 14 2009Apr 16 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7304
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherChemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing X
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period4/14/094/16/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Keywords

  • Closed-loop optimization
  • Coherent control
  • Detection
  • Dynamic nonlinear
  • Explosives
  • Ultrafast lasers

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    Moore, D. S., Rabitz, H., McGrane, S. D., Greenfield, M., Scharff, R. J., Beltranib, V., & Roslund, J. (2009). Optimal dynamic detection of explosives. In Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing X [730413] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7304). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.818671