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Quantum cascade laser development efforts for implementation into chemical and remote sensing systems
Author(s): Michael D. Wojcik; Tanya L. Myers; Matthew S. Taubman; Bret D. Cannon; Bryan Broocks; Trinesha Mosely
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Paper Abstract

Quantum cascade laser (QCL) offer many desirable attributes as mid-infrared laser sources for chemical and remote sensing. Some key advantages are a narrow linewidth, wide bandwidth current modulation characteristics and moderate tunability (15 cm-1). Combined, these characteristics allow for applications to a wide variety of chemical and remote sensing techniques such as wavelength and frequency modulation based detection techniques, cavity enhanced point sensors as well as techniques such as LIDAR and DIAL. This paper will describe laser development efforts to enhance QCL frequency stabilization and QCL injection locking and to develop robust external cavity QCL designs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5617, Optically Based Biological and Chemical Sensing for Defence, (29 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.601503
Show Author Affiliations
Michael D. Wojcik, Pacific Northwest National Lab. (United States)
Tanya L. Myers, Pacific Northwest National Lab. (United States)
Matthew S. Taubman, Pacific Northwest National Lab. (United States)
Bret D. Cannon, Pacific Northwest National Lab. (United States)
Bryan Broocks, Pacific Northwest National Lab. (United States)
Trinesha Mosely, Rice Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5617:
Optically Based Biological and Chemical Sensing for Defence
John C. Carrano; Arturas Zukauskas, Editor(s)

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