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Mid-infrared optical fibre sensor based detection of exhaust gas emissions
Author(s): Jim Mulrooney; John Clifford; Colin Fitzpatrick; Elfed Lewis
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Paper Abstract

In order to satisfy increasingly stringent automotive emission control laws, it is necessary to develop sensors that are capable of quantifying exactly the pollutants entering the atmosphere. The development of a mid-infrared optical fibre based sensor suitable for the detection of automotive emissions is discussed in this paper. Mid-infrared spectroscopy is deemed suitable for the task as the fundamental absorption lines of the majority of the pollutant exhaust gases are in the mid-infrared region of the spectrum. This paper focuses on the monitoring of carbon dioxide gas as it has significant absorption in the mid-infrared.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 2005
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5855, 17th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, (23 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.623710
Show Author Affiliations
Jim Mulrooney, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)
John Clifford, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)
Colin Fitzpatrick, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)
Elfed Lewis, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5855:
17th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Marc Voet; Reinhardt Willsch; Wolfgang Ecke; Julian Jones; Brian Culshaw, Editor(s)

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