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Detection of small trace molecules in human and animal's exhalation by tunable diode lasers
Author(s): Eugene V. Stepanov; Andrian I. Kouznetsov; Pavel V. Zyrianov; Vladimir A. Skrupskii; Yurii A. Shulagin; Marina E. Galagan
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Paper Abstract

Tunable diode laser spectroscopy (TDLS) is proposed for content measurements of trace gases like CO, CO2, NH3, CH4, NO, NO2 in human and animal's exhalation. High sensitivity and wide dynamic range of the method ensure fast detection of these gases at ppb level and within the accuracy better than 10%. One-expiration sample is enough to reach these parameters. There is no need for any preliminary preparation of tested samples. Some pairs of the gases, for instance, CO and CO2, NH3, and CO2, and CO and N2O, can be measured simultaneously by one laser providing complex studies. The high sensitive gas analysis could provide necessary background to the noninvasive diagnostics in a wide variety of medical problems. Perspectives of the TDLS methods in application to medicine diagnostics are demonstrated by the first results of exhalation tests.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2503, Air Toxics and Water Monitoring, (21 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.221088
Show Author Affiliations
Eugene V. Stepanov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Andrian I. Kouznetsov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Pavel V. Zyrianov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Vladimir A. Skrupskii, Institute of Oceanology (Russia)
Yurii A. Shulagin, Institute of Oceanology (Russia)
Marina E. Galagan, Institute of Chemical Physics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2503:
Air Toxics and Water Monitoring
George M. Russwurm, Editor(s)

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