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Title: Long Wave Infrared Cavity Enhanced Sensors

Abstract

The principal goal of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's (PNNL's) long wave infrared (LWIR) cavity enhanced sensor (CES) task is to explore ultra-sensitive spectroscopic chemical sensing techniques and apply them to detecting proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Our primary application is detecting signatures of WMD production, but LWIR CES techniques are also capable of detecting chemical weapons. The LWIR CES task is concerned exclusively with developing novel point sensors; stand-off detection is addressed by other PNNL tasks and projects. PNNL's LWIR CES research is distinguished from that done by others by the use quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) as the light source. QCLs are novel devices, and a significant fraction of our research has been devoted to developing the procedures and hardware required to implement them most effectively for chemical sensing. This report details the progress we have made on LWIR CES sensor development.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
877071
Report Number(s):
PNNL-15576
NN2001000; TRN: US200608%%455
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; DETECTION; LASERS; LIGHT SOURCES; PRODUCTION; PROLIFERATION; WEAPONS

Citation Formats

Taubman, Matthew S., Scott, David C., Cannon, Bret D., Myers, Tanya L., Munley, John T., Nguyen, Vinh T., and Schultz, John F. Long Wave Infrared Cavity Enhanced Sensors. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.2172/877071.
Taubman, Matthew S., Scott, David C., Cannon, Bret D., Myers, Tanya L., Munley, John T., Nguyen, Vinh T., & Schultz, John F. Long Wave Infrared Cavity Enhanced Sensors. United States. doi:10.2172/877071.
Taubman, Matthew S., Scott, David C., Cannon, Bret D., Myers, Tanya L., Munley, John T., Nguyen, Vinh T., and Schultz, John F. Thu . "Long Wave Infrared Cavity Enhanced Sensors". United States. doi:10.2172/877071. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/877071.
@article{osti_877071,
title = {Long Wave Infrared Cavity Enhanced Sensors},
author = {Taubman, Matthew S. and Scott, David C. and Cannon, Bret D. and Myers, Tanya L. and Munley, John T. and Nguyen, Vinh T. and Schultz, John F.},
abstractNote = {The principal goal of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's (PNNL's) long wave infrared (LWIR) cavity enhanced sensor (CES) task is to explore ultra-sensitive spectroscopic chemical sensing techniques and apply them to detecting proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Our primary application is detecting signatures of WMD production, but LWIR CES techniques are also capable of detecting chemical weapons. The LWIR CES task is concerned exclusively with developing novel point sensors; stand-off detection is addressed by other PNNL tasks and projects. PNNL's LWIR CES research is distinguished from that done by others by the use quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) as the light source. QCLs are novel devices, and a significant fraction of our research has been devoted to developing the procedures and hardware required to implement them most effectively for chemical sensing. This report details the progress we have made on LWIR CES sensor development.},
doi = {10.2172/877071},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 2005},
month = {Thu Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 2005}
}

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