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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 1999
  • pp: 1476–1480

Spectroscopic analysis of fire suppressants and refrigerants by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy

Edwin D. Lancaster, Kevin L. McNesby, Robert G. Daniel, and Andrzej W. Miziolek  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 9, pp. 1476-1480 (1999)

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Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy is evaluated as a means of detecting the fire suppressants CF3Br, C3F7H, and CF4 and the refrigerant C2F4H2. The feasibility of employing laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for time- and space-resolved measurement of these agents during use, storage, and recharge is discussed. Data are presented that demonstrate the conditions necessary for optimal detection of these chemicals.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.1880) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Detection
(140.3440) Lasers and laser optics : Laser-induced breakdown
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy
(300.6390) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, molecular

Original Manuscript: July 30, 1998
Revised Manuscript: December 21, 1998
Published: March 20, 1999

Edwin D. Lancaster, Kevin L. McNesby, Robert G. Daniel, and Andrzej W. Miziolek, "Spectroscopic analysis of fire suppressants and refrigerants by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy," Appl. Opt. 38, 1476-1480 (1999)

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