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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 1998
  • pp: 7906–7911

Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy of Carbon Monoxide Around 2.35 µm

Jean-Christophe Nicolas, Alexei N. Baranov, Yvan Cuminal, Yves Rouillard, and Claude Alibert  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 33, pp. 7906-7911 (1998)

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Novel GaInSbAs/GaSb multiple-quantum-well lasers operating near room temperature have been successfully used for tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy in the vicinity of 2.35 μm. Continuous current tuning over a more than 150-GHz frequency range has been realized. Direct absorption measurements have been carried out on the <i>R</i>, <i>R</i>, <i>R</i>, and <i>R</i> lines of carbon monoxide. Traces of carbon monoxide at the level of 0.3 part in 10<sup>6</sup> in volume at 100 Torr could be detected by the low-frequency wavelength-modulation technique and an astigmatic multipass cell. These results show a potential use of these diode lasers in portable low-cost trace-pollutant sensors.

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OCIS Codes
(230.5590) Optical devices : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices
(280.3420) Remote sensing and sensors : Laser sensors
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption
(300.6260) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, diode lasers
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared
(300.6380) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, modulation

Jean-Christophe Nicolas, Alexei N. Baranov, Yvan Cuminal, Yves Rouillard, and Claude Alibert, "Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy of Carbon Monoxide Around 2.35 µm," Appl. Opt. 37, 7906-7911 (1998)

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