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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 2011
  • pp: A68–A73

Detecting localized trace species in air using radar resonance-enhanced multi-photon ionization

Arthur Dogariu and Richard B. Miles  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 4, pp. A68-A73 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.50.000A68


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Abstract

A microwave-scattering-based resonance-enhanced multi-photon ionization technique is used to detect molecular species such as NO, CO, Xe, and Ar in pure form, and for standoff detection of trace species in atmospheric pressure air. In this paper,the spectra, dynamics, and the detection limits of trace species in air are studied. We demonstrate 10 m scale standoff detection of NO, and show that the system has a linear response down to the parts in 10 9 NO levels in ambient air.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors
(280.5395) Remote sensing and sensors : Plasma diagnostics

ToC Category:
LASER APPLICATIONS TO CHEMICAL, SECURITY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

History
Original Manuscript: August 4, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 22, 2010
Published: December 6, 2010

Citation
Arthur Dogariu and Richard B. Miles, "Detecting localized trace species in air using radar resonance-enhanced multi-photon ionization," Appl. Opt. 50, A68-A73 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-50-4-A68


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