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Title: Apparatus and method for measurement of weak optical absorptions by thermally induced laser pulsing

Abstract

The thermal lensing phenomenon is used as the basis for measurement of weak optical absorptions when a cell containing the sample to be investigated is inserted into a normally continuous-wave operation laser-pumped dye laser cavity for which the output coupler is deliberately tilted relative to intracavity circulating laser light, and pulsed laser output ensues, the pulsewidth of which can be rlated to the sample absorptivity by a simple algorithm or calibration curve. A minimum detection limit of less than 10/sup -5/ cm/sup -1/ has been demonstrated using this technique.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6434706
Application Number:
ON: DE83010501
Assignee:
ERA-08-030311; EDB-83-087604
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; OPACITY; MEASURING METHODS; SOLUTIONS; ABSORPTIVITY; DYE LASERS; LASER CAVITIES; OPTICAL PUMPING; SENSITIVITY; SOLVENTS; DISPERSIONS; LASERS; LIQUID LASERS; MIXTURES; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; PUMPING; 440300* - Miscellaneous Instruments- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Cremers, D A, and Keller, R A. Apparatus and method for measurement of weak optical absorptions by thermally induced laser pulsing. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Cremers, D A, & Keller, R A. Apparatus and method for measurement of weak optical absorptions by thermally induced laser pulsing. United States.
Cremers, D A, and Keller, R A. Tue . "Apparatus and method for measurement of weak optical absorptions by thermally induced laser pulsing". United States.
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title = {Apparatus and method for measurement of weak optical absorptions by thermally induced laser pulsing},
author = {Cremers, D A and Keller, R A},
abstractNote = {The thermal lensing phenomenon is used as the basis for measurement of weak optical absorptions when a cell containing the sample to be investigated is inserted into a normally continuous-wave operation laser-pumped dye laser cavity for which the output coupler is deliberately tilted relative to intracavity circulating laser light, and pulsed laser output ensues, the pulsewidth of which can be rlated to the sample absorptivity by a simple algorithm or calibration curve. A minimum detection limit of less than 10/sup -5/ cm/sup -1/ has been demonstrated using this technique.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {6}
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