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Performance of the photoacoustic Helmholtz cavity resonator cell excited by photoacoustic and electromechanical method
Author(s): Tomasz Borowski
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents method and performance of the double Helmholtz photoacoustic resonator that can be used to improve excitation of acoustical response of the photoacoustic cell by photoacoustic effect and by electromechanical means. The presented method can be used to evaluate energy efficiency of the cell and the associated electronic circuit, to determine overall sensitivity of the set-up, its signal to noise ratio, etc. Electromechanical means of exciting acoustic field inside double Helmholtz photoacoustic cell is easy to perform and allows to simulate photoacoustic signal response in various experimental set-ups. This method uses acoustical pressure produced by a piezoelectric disc mounted in the cell and driven from an external oscillator circuit. The practical experiments show good adherence of the photoacoustic cell frequency dependent acoustical characteristics, obtained by electromechanical method and by photoacoustic method. Equivalents of acoustical response of the photoacoustic cell by both methods has been shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6159, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments IV, 61592Q (26 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.674847
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Tomasz Borowski, Independent Researcher (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6159:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments IV
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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