The development of cavity ringdown spectroscopy for atmospheric monitoring in manned space vehicles is reported. An external-cavity diode laser is used as to pump an optical cavity. Both ammonia and acetylene spectral results are presented.
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(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy
(300.6260) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, diode lasers
A. R. Awtry and J. H. Miller, "Trace ammonia monitoring for NASA human space flight," in Laser Applications to Chemical and Environmental Analysis, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper ME11.
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