The development of microphotonic sensors based on Fourier-transform laser spectroscopy (FT-LS) is discussed. The application demonstrated is for measurement of vapors from the hydrocarbon fuels JP-8, diesel fuel, and gasoline. The two-laser prototype FT-LS sensor used for our research employs distributed-feedback lasers in the near-infrared spectral region (1.3- and 1.7-μm wavelength). An extension of this research to multilaser arrays is discussed. We believe that this is the first measurement of middle-distillate fuel-vapor concentrations using this optical mixing technique.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 28, 2002
Revised Manuscript: August 13, 2002
Published: April 20, 2003
Kevin L. McNesby and Andrzej W. Miziolek, "Fourier-transform laser spectroscopy," Appl. Opt. 42, 2127-2131 (2003)