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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2007
  • pp: 3981–3986

Spectroscopic investigation of methylated amines by a cavity-ringdown-based spectrometer

Dilyan Marinov, Julien M. Rey, Michel G. Müller, and Markus W. Sigrist  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 19, pp. 3981-3986 (2007)

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High-resolution absorption spectra of gas-phase monomethylamine (MMA, CH 3 NH 2 ) and dimethylamine [DMA, ( CH 3 ) 2 NH] in the region of the first overtone of the NH stretch vibration are reported. Measurements were performed with a near-infrared laser spectrometer based on the cavity-ringdown (CRD) detection technique. The minimum detectable absorption coefficient for the CRD detection setup is α min = 1.55 × 10 8 cm 1 (for SNR = 1). This corresponds to detection limits of 350 parts in 10 9 (ppb) for MMA and 1.6 parts in 10 6 (ppm) for DMA in synthetic gas mixtures under interference-free conditions, or 10 ppm and 60 ppm for MMA and DMA, respectively, in the case of gas mixtures such as exhaled human breath containing H 2 O , CO 2 , and other absorbing gases in this range.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(170.4580) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical diagnostics for medicine
(300.6360) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, laser

ToC Category:
Absorption and Cavity-Based Techniques

Original Manuscript: October 12, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 13, 2006
Published: June 12, 2007

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Dilyan Marinov, Julien M. Rey, Michel G. Müller, and Markus W. Sigrist, "Spectroscopic investigation of methylated amines by a cavity-ringdown-based spectrometer," Appl. Opt. 46, 3981-3986 (2007)

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