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Development of a compact gas sensor system using an ECDL by laser Raman spectroscopy
Author(s): Y. Ichikawa; I. Asahi
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Paper Abstract

Laser Emission of a blue ECDL at a single transverse mode (TEM00) was confirmed and Raman spectra of O2 and N2 in the atmosphere were acquired using the intra-cavity beam of the ECDL. The center wavelength of the diode laser is 416 nm in the blue region of the visible spectrum. A Fabry-Perot resonator composed of two high reflectivity mirrors was used as an external cavity and a fraction of the intra-cavity beam was feedbacked to the anti-reflection coated facet of the diode laser. The optical feedback makes it possible that the diode laser oscillates stably at a specific frequency in the gain band of the laser diode chip. This configuration includes only four optics and has potential to be utilized as a compact Raman gas sensor that can be mounted on drones or the other machines. The detection limits in 1 second integration time were estimated to be lower than 100 ppm in the case of N2 gas and 200 ppm in O2, respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 October 2019
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 11160, Electro-Optical Remote Sensing XIII, 111600E (10 October 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2533021
Show Author Affiliations
Y. Ichikawa, Shikoku Research Institute Inc. (Japan)
I. Asahi, Shikoku Research Institute Inc. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11160:
Electro-Optical Remote Sensing XIII
Gary W. Kamerman; Ove Steinvall, Editor(s)

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