The design and implementation of a computer interface for a Raman spectrometer using the LabVIEW software package

  • Dan M Burger Vanderbilt University School of Engineering

Abstract

A user-friendly computer interface was created for the SPEX 1403 Raman spectrometer using the LabVIEW computer package. The interface allows the user to align the spectrometer easily, produce a graph of the Raman spectra, and save the file to a format readable by a spreadsheet program. The program has three screens: the first allows the user to set initial settings, the second allows the user to read from a particular wavelength for proper alignment, and the third allows the user to set scan settings and perform the scan. The interface was successful in reading Raman spectra easily and efficiently.

Author Biography

Dan M Burger, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering
Dan Burger is currently a computer engineering major at the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering. In the summer of 2007 he participated in the Fisk University REU/SRP Summer Program, which resulted in the creation of this software interface.
Published
06-03-2008
How to Cite
BURGER, Dan M. The design and implementation of a computer interface for a Raman spectrometer using the LabVIEW software package. Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Journal, [S.l.], v. 4, june 2008. ISSN 1555-788X. Available at: <http://ejournals.library.vanderbilt.edu/index.php/vurj/article/view/2790>. Date accessed: 22 nov. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.15695/vurj.v4i0.2790.
Section
Engineering and Natural Sciences

Keywords

Raman Spectroscopy; LabVIEW; Computer Interface