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Title: Methane Trace-Gas Sensing Enabled by Silicon Photonic Integration

Abstract

Fugitive methane leaks occurring during extraction at typical natural gas wells have an adverse environmental impact due to the methane’s large radiative forcing, in addition to reducing the producer’s overall efficiency and cost. Mitigation of these concerns can benefit from cost-effective sensor nodes, performing reliable, rapid and continuous tracking of 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 lack of manufacturing scalability of traditional free-space optical systems can limit their viability for deployment in economical wide-area sensor networks. This presentation will review the development and performance of a cost-effective silicon photonic trace gas sensing platform that leverages silicon photonic waveguide and packaging technologies to perform on-chip evanescent field spectroscopy of methane.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. IBM, Yorktown Heights, NY (United States). Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
IBM Research
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
Contributing Org.:
Princeton University
OSTI Identifier:
1376819
Report Number(s):
DOE-IBM-0000540-10
DOE Contract Number:  
AR0000540
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: IPSR Webinar Series: Integrated Photonic Sensors Manufacturing
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS

Citation Formats

Green, William. Methane Trace-Gas Sensing Enabled by Silicon Photonic Integration. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Green, William. Methane Trace-Gas Sensing Enabled by Silicon Photonic Integration. United States.
Green, William. Thu . "Methane Trace-Gas Sensing Enabled by Silicon Photonic Integration". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1376819.
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abstractNote = {Fugitive methane leaks occurring during extraction at typical natural gas wells have an adverse environmental impact due to the methane’s large radiative forcing, in addition to reducing the producer’s overall efficiency and cost. Mitigation of these concerns can benefit from cost-effective sensor nodes, performing reliable, rapid and continuous tracking of 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 lack of manufacturing scalability of traditional free-space optical systems can limit their viability for deployment in economical wide-area sensor networks. This presentation will review the development and performance of a cost-effective silicon photonic trace gas sensing platform that leverages silicon photonic waveguide and packaging technologies to perform on-chip evanescent field spectroscopy of methane.},
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