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Measurement of aerosol optical properties by cw cavity enhanced spectroscopy
Author(s): Guo Jie; Shan-Shan Ye; Xiao Yang; Ye-Xing Han; Huai-Wu Tang; Zhi-Wei Yu
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Paper Abstract

The CAPS (Cavity Attenuated Phase shift Spectroscopy) system, which detects the extinction coefficients within a 10 nm bandpass centered at 532 nm, comprises a green LED with center wavelength in 532nm, a resonant optical cavity (36 cm length), a Photo Multiplier Tube detector, and a lock in amplifier. The square wave modulated light from the LED passes through the optical cavity and is detected as a distorted waveform which is characterized by a phase shift with respect to the initial modulation. Extinction coefficients are determined from changes in the phase shift of the distorted waveform of the square wave modulated LED light that is transmitted through the optical cavity. The performance of the CAPS system was evaluated by using measurements of the stability and response of the system. The minima (~0.1 Mm-1) in the Allan plots show the optimum average time (~100s) for optimum detection performance of the CAPS system. In the paper, it illustrates that extinction coefficient was correlated with PM2.5 mass (0.91). These figures indicate that this method has the potential to become one of the most sensitive on-line analytical techniques for extinction coefficient detection. This work aims to provide an initial validation of the CAPS extinction monitor in laboratory and field environments. Our initial results presented in this paper show that the CAPS extinction monitor is capable of providing state-of-the-art performance while dramatically reducing the complexity of optical instrumentation for directly measuring the extinction coefficients.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10157, Infrared Technology and Applications, and Robot Sensing and Advanced Control, 101572B (1 November 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2246826
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Guo Jie, Hangzhou Zetian Technology Co., Ltd. (China)
Shan-Shan Ye, Hangzhou Zetian Technology Co., Ltd. (China)
Xiao Yang, Hangzhou Zetian Technology Co., Ltd. (China)
Ye-Xing Han, Hangzhou Zetian Technology Co., Ltd. (China)
Huai-Wu Tang, Hangzhou Zetian Technology Co., Ltd. (China)
Zhi-Wei Yu, Hangzhou Zetian Technology Co., Ltd. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10157:
Infrared Technology and Applications, and Robot Sensing and Advanced Control

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