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Tunable Diode Laser Applications To Cigarette Smoke Analysis
Author(s): Gunars Vilcins; Charles N Harward; Milton E Parrish; Gary T. Forrest
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Paper Abstract

High resolution infrared tunable diode laser spectroscopy (TDL) has been applied to the study of cigarette smoke for qualitative and quantitative determinations involved in tobacco blend and cigarette filter developments. As examples of the different types of application of this work, several TDL studies are presented. The measurements of smoke components on a puff-by-puff basis in confined sample chambers and flowing streams were used to study the smoke component deliveries and the effects of filter dilution. The study of isotopes generated during combustion of chemically treated tobaccos was another application of the TDL system to complex gas mixtures without prior separation of compo-nents. The application of the TDL to the study of cigarette filters and smoke delivery simultaneously was demonstrated by using two well resolved absorption lines of two different gases which occur on a single TDL wavelength scan.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 November 1983
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0438, Tunable Diode Laser Development and Spectroscopy Applications, (26 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.937426
Show Author Affiliations
Gunars Vilcins, Philip Morris Research Center (United States)
Charles N Harward, Philip Morris Research Center (United States)
Milton E Parrish, Philip Morris Research Center (United States)
Gary T. Forrest, Philip Morris Research Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0438:
Tunable Diode Laser Development and Spectroscopy Applications
Chiwoei Wayne Lo, Editor(s)

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