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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2002
  • pp: 2858–2868

Numerical analysis of beam propagation in pulsed cavity ring-down spectroscopy

Scott Spuler and Mark Linne  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 15, pp. 2858-2868 (2002)

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A numerical simulation of pulsed cavity ring-down spectroscopy (CRDS) is developed with the commercially available software package general laser analysis and design. The model is verified through a series of numerical experiments. Several issues of concern in CRDS are investigated, including spatial resolution, misalignment, non-Gaussian beam input, and the effect of flames inside a ring-down cavity. Suggestions for the design of pulsed CRDS instruments are provided.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.1740) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Combustion diagnostics
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy
(300.6190) Spectroscopy : Spectrometers

Original Manuscript: August 8, 2001
Revised Manuscript: January 3, 2002
Published: May 20, 2002

Scott Spuler and Mark Linne, "Numerical analysis of beam propagation in pulsed cavity ring-down spectroscopy," Appl. Opt. 41, 2858-2868 (2002)

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