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Title: Methane trace-gas sensing enabled by silicon photonic integration

Abstract

Due to the high radiative forcing of methane, fugitive natural gas leaks pose a significant challenge to the near-term environmental viability of oil and gas extraction. Reducing the subsequent environmental impact requires cost-effective sensor nodes for reliable, rapid, and continuous identification of extraneous methane emissions. The efficacy of laser spectroscopy has been widely demonstrated in both environmental and medical applications due to its sensitivity and specificity to the target analyte. However, the present cost and the lack of manufacturing scalability of free-space optical systems can limit their viability for economical wide-area sensor networks in localized leak detection applications. In this paper, we will review the development and performance of a cost-effective silicon photonic sensing platform. This platform uses silicon photonic waveguide and packaging integration technologies to enable on-chip evanescent field spectroscopy of methane.

Authors:
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  1. IBM, Yorktown Heights, NY (United States). Thomas J. Watson Research Center
  2. Princeton Univ., NJ (United States). Electrical Engineering Dept.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
IBM Research
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
Contributing Org.:
IBM Research, Princeton University
OSTI Identifier:
1358390
Report Number(s):
DOE-IBM-0000540-8
DOE Contract Number:  
AR0000540
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, May 22-26, 2017, Strasbourg, France; Related Information: W. M. J. Green, C. Xiong, M. Khater, Y. Martin, E. J. Zhang, C. C. Teng, J. S. Orcutt, L. Schares, T. Barwicz, N. Marchack, S. J. Holmes, S. Kamlapurkar, S. Engelmann, and G. Wysocki, “Methane trace-gas sensing enabled by silicon photonic integration,” Paper P.17.1 (Invited), European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, France, May 2017.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS

Citation Formats

Green, William, Xiong, Chi, Khater, Marwan, Martin, Yves, Zhang, Eric, Teng, Chu, Orcutt, Jason, Schares, Laurent, Barwicz, Tymon, Marchack, Nathan, Holmes, Steven, Kamlapurkar, Swetha, Engelmann, Sebastian, and Wysocki, Gerard. Methane trace-gas sensing enabled by silicon photonic integration. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Green, William, Xiong, Chi, Khater, Marwan, Martin, Yves, Zhang, Eric, Teng, Chu, Orcutt, Jason, Schares, Laurent, Barwicz, Tymon, Marchack, Nathan, Holmes, Steven, Kamlapurkar, Swetha, Engelmann, Sebastian, & Wysocki, Gerard. Methane trace-gas sensing enabled by silicon photonic integration. United States.
Green, William, Xiong, Chi, Khater, Marwan, Martin, Yves, Zhang, Eric, Teng, Chu, Orcutt, Jason, Schares, Laurent, Barwicz, Tymon, Marchack, Nathan, Holmes, Steven, Kamlapurkar, Swetha, Engelmann, Sebastian, and Wysocki, Gerard. Thu . "Methane trace-gas sensing enabled by silicon photonic integration". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1358390.
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title = {Methane trace-gas sensing enabled by silicon photonic integration},
author = {Green, William and Xiong, Chi and Khater, Marwan and Martin, Yves and Zhang, Eric and Teng, Chu and Orcutt, Jason and Schares, Laurent and Barwicz, Tymon and Marchack, Nathan and Holmes, Steven and Kamlapurkar, Swetha and Engelmann, Sebastian and Wysocki, Gerard},
abstractNote = {Due to the high radiative forcing of methane, fugitive natural gas leaks pose a significant challenge to the near-term environmental viability of oil and gas extraction. Reducing the subsequent environmental impact requires cost-effective sensor nodes for reliable, rapid, and continuous identification of extraneous methane emissions. The efficacy of laser spectroscopy has been widely demonstrated in both environmental and medical applications due to its sensitivity and specificity to the target analyte. However, the present cost and the lack of manufacturing scalability of free-space optical systems can limit their viability for economical wide-area sensor networks in localized leak detection applications. In this paper, we will review the development and performance of a cost-effective silicon photonic sensing platform. This platform uses silicon photonic waveguide and packaging integration technologies to enable on-chip evanescent field spectroscopy of methane.},
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