Abbreviated Journal Title
Appl. Phys. Lett.
SEMICONDUCTOR-LASERS; SPECTROSCOPY; Physics, Applied
A mid-infrared intracavity laser absorption spectrometer for trace gas sensing is demonstrated. An external-cavity multi-mode quantum cascade laser with central wavelength 8.0 mu m was combined with a scanning Fabry-Perot interferometer, which analyzed the change of the laser emission spectrum caused by introducing an analyte inside the cavity. The detection mechanism is based on monitoring the laser spectrum dynamics at adiabatically changing laser conditions in long pulse operation mode. Fast acquisition and vapor exchange allow nearly real-time analyte detection. Sensitivity at the level of 1 x 10(-5) cm(-1) was demonstrated based on a weak water vapor absorption line.
Applied Physics Letters
Muraviev, A. V.; Maukonen, D. E.; Fredricksen, C. J.; Medhi, Gautam; and Peale, R. E., "Quantum cascade laser intracavity absorption spectrometer for trace gas sensing" (2013). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 4443.