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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 2003
  • pp: 2127–2131

Fourier-transform laser spectroscopy

Kevin L. McNesby and Andrzej W. Miziolek  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 12, pp. 2127-2131 (2003)

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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

OCIS Codes
(280.3420) Remote sensing and sensors : Laser sensors
(300.6260) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, diode lasers

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)

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