Raman Lidar

Raman remote sensing makes it possible to remotely compile chemical data on various substances and materials without contact or sample preparation. In recent years, INO has developed various systems for performing short and long-range analyses of specific gases, solids, and liquids, depending on the desired application. System capabilities include measuring trace quantities of gaseous pollutants at short range and larger concentrations at longer range. These systems can also help identify minerals in mining or space exploration operations. With its extensive chemical identification capabilities, the technology also has excellent potential for remote detection of narcotics and explosives. INO is currently developing ways to adapt the system for use by first responders and to assist border officers with drug detection efforts.

Our expertise:

  • Long-range detection of atmospheric gases and short-range detection of gaseous compounds (e.g., pollutants) in low concentrations

  • Short-range detection of traces of narcotics and explosives

  • Short-range identification of minerals

Our strength: Flexibility

Our systems use a wide range of wavelengths and lasers. Depending on the quantity or concentration of chemical species to detect, operating range can vary from a few dozen meters to several kilometers.

Fields of application:

  • Mining industry

  • Space exploration

  • Defense and security

  • Environment (surveillance)


INO’s Raman systems enable clients to rapidly test applications and scale up application performance to maximize return on investment. Each system is custom designed and assembled to client specifications. We also provide support to clients for correct systems implementation and proper interpretation of the results. .

By using dispersive systems and intensified multichannel detectors, we can design versatile and sensitive solutions that are easy to adapt to specific needs. In gas applications, range-gated remote sensing also enables mapping distribution of a specific chemical species. In addition, Raman and fluorescence technology can be combined in the same system for maximal flexibility.

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