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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 7 — Apr. 4, 2005
  • pp: 2453–2458

Diode laser-based photoacoustic spectroscopy with interferometrically-enhanced cantilever detection

Toni Laurila, Heidi Cattaneo, Vesa Koskinen, Jyrki Kauppinen, and Rolf Hernberg  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 7, pp. 2453-2458 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.002453


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Abstract

A novel sensitive approach to detect weak pressure variations has been applied to tunable diode laser-based photoacoustic spectroscopy. The sensing device consists of a miniature silicon cantilever, the deflection of which is detected with a compact Michelson-type interferometer. The photoacoustic system has been applied to the detection of carbon dioxide (CO2) at 1572 nm with a distributed feedback diode laser. A noise equivalent sensitivity of 2.8×10-10 cm-1WHz-1/2 was demonstrated. Potential improvements of the technique are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(280.3420) Remote sensing and sensors : Laser sensors
(300.6430) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, photothermal

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: February 17, 2005
Revised Manuscript: March 18, 2005
Published: April 4, 2005

Citation
Toni Laurila, Heidi Cattaneo, Vesa Koskinen, Jyrki Kauppinen, and Rolf Hernberg, "Diode laser-based photoacoustic spectroscopy with interferometrically-enhanced cantilever detection," Opt. Express 13, 2453-2458 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-7-2453


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