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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 20 — Jul. 10, 2007
  • pp: 4289–4293

Development of photoacoustic spectroscopy with a piezofilm

Yugo Nosaka and Eiji Tokunaga  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 20, pp. 4289-4293 (2007)

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We have developed photoacoustic spectroscopy with a piezofilm. A piezofilm is a piezoelectric element made from plastic polyvinylidene fluoride having piezoelectrical effect. Photoacoustic spectra ( 375 675   nm ) of water, dye aqueous solution, and benzene, are measured with a xenon lamp. The piezofilm is directly immersed in the liquid samples for sensitive detection of the signal. The sensitivity of the method is shown to be as high as for photothermal deflection spectroscopy. Compared with the conventional methods such as photoacoustic spectroscopy with a piezoceramic and photothermal spectroscopy with a double beam configuration, the present method is favorable from its handy and simpler experimental setup.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1890) Materials : Detector materials
(190.4870) Nonlinear optics : Photothermal effects
(230.0040) Optical devices : Detectors
(300.6430) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, photothermal

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Original Manuscript: January 16, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 20, 2007
Published: June 20, 2007

Yugo Nosaka and Eiji Tokunaga, "Development of photoacoustic spectroscopy with a piezofilm," Appl. Opt. 46, 4289-4293 (2007)

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