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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 15 — Jul. 28, 2014
  • pp: 18299–18309

Multicomponent gas analysis using broadband quantum cascade laser spectroscopy

A. Reyes-Reyes, Z. Hou, E. van Mastrigt, R. C. Horsten, J. C. de Jongste, M. W. Pijnenburg, H. P. Urbach, and N. Bhattacharya  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 15, pp. 18299-18309 (2014)

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We present a broadband quantum cascade laser-based spectroscopic system covering the region between 850 and 1250 cm−1. Its robust multipass cavity ensures a constant interaction length over the entire spectral region. The device enables the detection and identification of numerous molecules present in a complex gas mixture without any pre-treatment in two minutes. We demonstrate that we can detect sub-ppmv concentration of acetone in presence of 2% of water at the same wavenumber region.

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OCIS Codes
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared
(300.6360) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, laser
(300.6390) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, molecular
(280.1545) Remote sensing and sensors : Chemical analysis
(140.5965) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers, quantum cascade

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Original Manuscript: April 11, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 12, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 18, 2014
Published: July 22, 2014

A. Reyes-Reyes, Z. Hou, E. van Mastrigt, R. C. Horsten, J. C. de Jongste, M. W. Pijnenburg, H. P. Urbach, and N. Bhattacharya, "Multicomponent gas analysis using broadband quantum cascade laser spectroscopy," Opt. Express 22, 18299-18309 (2014)

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