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Broadband-tunable external-cavity quantum cascade lasers for the spectroscopic detection of hazardous substances
Author(s): S. Hugger; F. Fuchs; J. Jarvis; M. Kinzer; Q. K. Yang; R. Driad; R. Aidam; J. Wagner
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Paper Abstract

Broadband tunable external cavity quantum cascade lasers (EC-QCL) have emerged as attractive light sources for midinfrared (MIR) “finger print” molecular spectroscopy for detection and identification of chemical compounds. Here we report on the use of EC-QCL for the spectroscopic detection of hazardous substances, using stand-off detection of explosives and sensing of hazardous substances in water as two prototypical examples. Our standoff-system allows the contactless identification of solid residues of various common explosives over distances of several meters. Furthermore, results on an EC-QCL-based setup for MIR absorption spectroscopy on liquids are presented, featuring a by a factor of ten larger single-pass optical path length of 100 μm as compared to conventional Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy instrumentations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 2013
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 8631, Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices X, 86312I (4 February 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2008880
Show Author Affiliations
S. Hugger, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics (IAF) (Germany)
F. Fuchs, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics (IAF) (Germany)
J. Jarvis, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics (IAF) (Germany)
M. Kinzer, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics (IAF) (Germany)
Q. K. Yang, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics (IAF) (Germany)
R. Driad, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics (IAF) (Germany)
R. Aidam, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics (IAF) (Germany)
J. Wagner, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics (IAF) (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8631:
Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices X
Manijeh Razeghi, Editor(s)

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