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Gas detection by cavity ringdown absorption with a fiber optic amplifier loop
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Paper Abstract

Cavity ring-down is investigated as a technique to increase the sensitivity of optical fiber gas sensors. The ring-down cavity consists of an optical fiber loop containing a micro-optic cell and an erbium-doped fiber amplifier. The erbium fiber amplifier introduces gain into the cavity to increase the ring-down times and therefore the system sensitivity. This paper reports an investigation of the system sensitivity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2002
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4577, Vibrational Spectroscopy-based Sensor Systems, (22 February 2002);
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Kathryn Atherton, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
George Stewart, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Brian Culshaw, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4577:
Vibrational Spectroscopy-based Sensor Systems
Steven D. Christesen; Arthur J. Sedlacek III, Editor(s)

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