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Detection of atmospheric pollutants by pulsed photoacoustic spectroscopy
Author(s): Miruna Roman; Mihail-Lucian Pascu; Angela Staicu
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Paper Abstract

Pulsed laser photoacoustic detection of NO2 and SO2 is reported. The laser source is a pulsed molecular nitrogen laser emitting at 337.1 nm. The average energy per pulse is about 350 (mu) J and the pulse duration 10 nsec. For detection we used a piezoelectric transducer (TUSIM-N.I.M.P., resonance frequency 4 MHz) and an electret condenser microphone (Trevi EM 27). The photoacoustic cell was a nonresonant one, with a cylindrical shape. The laser beam was centered along the cylinder axis. Linear dependence of the photoacoustic signal on pollutant pressure was obtained. This linearity is in a good agreement with theoretical considerations. The photoacoustic signal was measured for pollutants pressure between 1 torr and 100 torr for NO2 and between 35 torr and 100 torr for SO2.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 July 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3405, ROMOPTO '97: Fifth Conference on Optics, (2 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.312740
Show Author Affiliations
Miruna Roman, National Institute for Laser, Plasma, and Radiation Physics (Romania)
Mihail-Lucian Pascu, National Institute for Laser, Plasma, and Radiation Physics (Romania)
Angela Staicu, National Institute for Laser, Plasma, and Radiation Physics (Romania)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3405:
ROMOPTO '97: Fifth Conference on Optics
Valentin I. Vlad; Dan C. Dumitras, Editor(s)

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