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  • Vol. 5, Iss. S1 — May. 31, 2007
  • pp: S105–S108

Performance of mid-infrared difference frequency spectrometer employing a periodically poled LiNbO3 for next generation environmental monitoring

Shigeru Yamaguchi, Koichi Wake, and Jun-ichi Sato  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 5, Issue S1, pp. S105-S108 (2007)


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Abstract

Development of a fiber laser pumped, compact mid-infrared (IR) difference frequency spectrometer employing a periodically poled LiNbO3 (PPLN) for next generation environmental monitoring is presented. Previous spectroscopic experiments of various gas species, performance characteristics of pump and signal lasers and PPLN-based difference frequency generation (DFG) are reviewed. The DFG spectrometers developed in our facility were carefully calibrated with concentrations between a few ppm and 500 ppm, and demonstrated with an excellent linearity. Moreover, a ratio between measurement deviation and gas concentration was approximately +-1%, which could maintain in a long-term measurement operation (~1000 h). Rapid gas detection for N2O, CH4, CO2, NO2, and NH3 with a total measurement time of less than 10 s was achieved with interference completely free from absorption spectra of other gas species, resulting in minimum detectable concentration at sub ppm level. Also, real-time NO2 monitoring of an exhaust gas of a diesel engine is demonstrated, and a simultaneous dual gas detection concept by the DFG is introduced.

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OCIS Codes
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(280.3420) Remote sensing and sensors : Laser sensors
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared

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Shigeru Yamaguchi, Koichi Wake, and Jun-ichi Sato, "Performance of mid-infrared difference frequency spectrometer employing a periodically poled LiNbO3 for next generation environmental monitoring," Chin. Opt. Lett. 5, S105-S108 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-5-S1-S105


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