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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 5 — Mar. 8, 2004
  • pp: 947–955

Hyperspectral imaging of gases with a continuous-wave pump-enhanced optical parametric oscillator

David J. M. Stothard, Malcolm H. Dunn, and Cameron F. Rae  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 5, pp. 947-955 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.000947


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Abstract

We demonstrate a system for the active real-time hyperspectral imaging of gases using a combination of a compact, pump-enhanced, continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator as an all-solid-state mid-infrared source of coherent radiation and an electro-mechanical polygonal imager. The wide spectral coverage and high spectral resolution characteristics of this source means that the system is capable of being selectively tuned into the absorption features of a wide variety of gaseous species. As an example we show how the largest absorption coefficient exhibited by methane at 3057.7cm-1 can be accessed (amongst others) and gas plumes imaged in concentrations as low as 30ppm.m using a parametric oscillator based on periodically-poled RbTiOAsO4 (PP-RTA).

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.1120) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Air pollution monitoring
(110.3080) Imaging systems : Infrared imaging
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

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History
Original Manuscript: January 20, 2004
Revised Manuscript: March 1, 2004
Published: March 8, 2004

Citation
David Stothard, Malcolm Dunn, and Cameron Rae, "Hyperspectral imaging of gases with a continuous-wave pump-enhanced optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Express 12, 947-955 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-5-947


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