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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 1999
  • pp: 4145–4150

Multiple-pass cell for very-long-path infrared spectrometry

Jean-François Doussin, Ritz Dominique, and Carlier Patrick  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 19, pp. 4145-4150 (1999)

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A multiple-pass cell for mid-IR spectrometry that has been designed to operate in an evacuable environmental chamber is described. Using this new modified White arrangement, we can significantly increase the path length while keeping the spectrometric beam stable. An approximate expression that ties the number of reflections to the optimal signal-to-noise ratio in multiple-reflection cells is derived.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.1120) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Air pollution monitoring
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors

Original Manuscript: February 5, 1999
Revised Manuscript: April 20, 1999
Published: July 1, 1999

Jean-François Doussin, Ritz Dominique, and Carlier Patrick, "Multiple-pass cell for very-long-path infrared spectrometry," Appl. Opt. 38, 4145-4150 (1999)

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