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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 1981
  • pp: 3206–3210

Optogalvanic resonance detection of pulsed dye laser atomic absorption

Mark A. Nippoldt and Robert B. Green  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 20, Issue 18, pp. 3206-3210 (1981)

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Resonance detection and quantification of atomic absorption have been demonstrated for Na, Cu, and Li using an optogalvanic effect. In this experiment, a pulsed dye laser tuned to an absorption transition of the analyte atom (i.e., the element to be determined) was directed through the analyte atomic vapor produced in a flame into a commercial hollow cathode lamp containing the element of interest. The optogalvanic signal was monitored and related to the analyte concentration in the flame. Detection limits were obtained for Na, Cu, and Li, the behavior of the sodium hollow cathode lamp was characterized, and future applications are suggested.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 27, 1981
Published: September 15, 1981

Mark A. Nippoldt and Robert B. Green, "Optogalvanic resonance detection of pulsed dye laser atomic absorption," Appl. Opt. 20, 3206-3210 (1981)

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