Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Broadly tunable mid-infrared VECSEL for multiple components hydrocarbon gas sensing
Authors : Rey, Julien
Fill, M.
Felder, F.
Sigrist, M. W.
DOI : 10.1007/s00340-014-5911-1
Published in : Applied Physics B
Volume(Issue) : 117
Issue : 3
Pages : 935
Pages to: 939
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Springer
ISSN: 0946-2171
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 530: Physics
Abstract: A new sensing platform to simultaneously identify and quantify volatile C1 to C4 alkanes in multi-component gas mixtures is presented. This setup is based on an optically pumped, broadly tunable mid-infrared vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser (VECSEL) developed for gas detection. The lead-chalcogenide VECSEL is the key component of the presented optical sensor. The potential of the proposed sensing setup is illustrated by experimental absorption spectra obtained from various mixtures of volatile hydrocarbons and water vapor. The sensor has a sub-ppm limit of detection for each targeted alkane in a hydrocarbon gas mixture even in the presence of a high water vapor content.
Fulltext version : Published version
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Mathematics and Physics (IAMP)
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