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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 8 — Apr. 22, 2013
  • pp: 10240–10250

High sensitivity trace gas detection by cantilever-enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy using a mid-infrared continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator

Jari Peltola, Markku Vainio, Tuomas Hieta, Juho Uotila, Sauli Sinisalo, Markus Metsälä, Mikael Siltanen, and Lauri Halonen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 8, pp. 10240-10250 (2013)

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Highly sensitive cantilever-enhanced photoacoustic detection of hydrogen cyanide and methane in the mid-infrared region is demonstrated. A mid-infrared continuous-wave frequency tunable optical parametric oscillator was used as a light source in the experimental setup. Noise equivalent detection limits of 190 ppt (1 s) and 65 ppt (30 s) were achieved for HCN and CH4, respectively. The normalized noise equivalent absorption coefficient is 1.8 × 10−9 W cm−1 Hz−1/2.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(280.3420) Remote sensing and sensors : Laser sensors
(300.6430) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, photothermal

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing

Original Manuscript: March 1, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 12, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 14, 2013
Published: April 18, 2013

Jari Peltola, Markku Vainio, Tuomas Hieta, Juho Uotila, Sauli Sinisalo, Markus Metsälä, Mikael Siltanen, and Lauri Halonen, "High sensitivity trace gas detection by cantilever-enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy using a mid-infrared continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Express 21, 10240-10250 (2013)

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