OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2006
  • pp: 823–825

Sub-part-per-billion monitoring of nitric oxide by use of wavelength modulation spectroscopy in combination with a thermoelectrically cooled, continuous-wave quantum cascade laser

B. W.M. Moeskops, S. M. Cristescu, and F. J.M. Harren  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 6, pp. 823-825 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.000823


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (141 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We used a thermoelectrically cooled, continuous-wave, quantum cascade laser operating between 1847 and 1854 cm 1 in combination with wavelength modulation spectroscopy for the detection of nitric oxide (NO) at the sub-part-per-billion by volume (ppbv) level. The laser emission overlaps the P 7.5 doublet of NO centered around 1850.18 cm 1 . Using an astigmatic multiple-pass absorption cell with an optical path length of 76 m , we achieved a detection limit of 0.2 ppbv at 10 kPa , with a total acquisition time of 30 s . The corresponding minimal detectable absorption is 8.8 × 10 9 cm 1 Hz 1 2 .

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(280.1120) Remote sensing and sensors : Air pollution monitoring
(300.6360) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, laser

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing

History
Original Manuscript: November 18, 2005
Revised Manuscript: December 13, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: December 13, 2005

Citation
B. W. M Moeskops, S. M. Cristescu, and F. J. M Harren, "Sub-part-per-billion monitoring of nitric oxide by use of wavelength modulation spectroscopy in combination with a thermoelectrically cooled, continuous-wave quantum cascade laser," Opt. Lett. 31, 823-825 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-6-823


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. P. A. Martin, Chem. Soc. Rev. 31, 201 (2002). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. C. D. Mansfield, H. H. Mantsch, and H. N. Rutt, Can. J. Anal. Sci. Spectrosc. 47, 14 (2002).
  3. K. Namjou, S. Cai, E. A. Whittaker, J. Faist, C. Gmachl, F. Capasso, D. L. Sivco, and A. Y. Cho, Opt. Lett. 23, 291 (1998). [CrossRef]
  4. L. Menzel, A. A. Kosterev, R. F. Curl, F. K. Tittel, C. Gmachl, D. L. Sivco, J. N. Baillargeon, A. L. Hutchinson, and A. Y. Cho, Appl. Phys. B 72, 859 (2001).
  5. B. A. Paldus, T. G. Spence, R. N. Zare, J. Oomens, F. J. M. Harren, D. H. Parker, C. Gmachl, F. Capasso, D. L. Sivco, J. N. Baillargeon, A. L. Hutchinson, and A. Y. Cho, Opt. Lett. 24, 178 (1999). [CrossRef]
  6. A. A. Kosterev, A. L. Malinovsky, F. K. Tittel, C. Gmachl, F. Capasso, D. L. Sivco, J. N. Baillargeon, A. L. Hutchinson, and A. Y. Cho, Appl. Opt. 40, 5522 (2001). [CrossRef]
  7. J. B. Paul, J. J. Scherer, A. O'Keefe, L. Lapson, J. G. Anderson, C. Gmachl, F. Capasso, and A. Y. Cho, in Proc. SPIE 4577, 1 (2002). [CrossRef]
  8. Y. A. Bakhirkin, A. A. Kosterev, C. Roller, R. F. Curl, and F. K. Tittel, Appl. Opt. 43, 2257 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. M. L. Silva, D. M. Sonnenfroh, D. I. Rosen, M. G. Allen, and A. O'Keefe, Appl. Phys. B 81, 705 (2005). [CrossRef]
  10. S. Blaser, D. A. Yarekha, L. Hvozdara, Y. Bonetti, A. Muller, M. Giovannini, and J. Faist, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 041109 (2005). [CrossRef]
  11. L. S. Rothman, A. Barbe, C. D. Brenner, L. R. Brown, C. Camy-Peyret, M. R. Carleer, K. Chance, C. Clerbaux, V. Dana, V. M. Devi, A. Fayt, J. M. Flaudi, R. R. Gamache, A. Goldman, D. Jacquemart, K. W. Jucks, W. J. Lafferty, J. Y. Mandin, S. T. Massie, V. Nemtchinov, D. A. Newnham, A. Perrin, C. P. Rinsland, J. Schroeder, K. M. Smith, M. A. H. Smith, K. Tang, R. A. Toth, J. Vander Auwera, P. Varanasi, and K. Yoshino, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transf. 82, 5 (2003). [CrossRef]
  12. D. D. Nelson, J. H. Shorter, J. B. McManus, and M. S. Zahniser, Appl. Phys. B 75, 343 (2002). [CrossRef]
  13. H. Ganser, W. Urban, and J. M. Brown, Mol. Phys. 101, 545 (2003). [CrossRef]
  14. L. A. J. Mur, I. E. Santosa, L. J. J. Laarhoven, N. J. Holton, F. J. M. Harren, and A. R. Smith, Plant Physiol. 138, 1247 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 
Fig. 4
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited