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Title: Compact TDLAS based sensor design using interband cascade lasers for mid-IR trace gas sensing

Two compact TDLAS sensor systems based on different structural optical cores were developed. The two optical cores combine two recent developments, gallium antimonide (GaSb)-based ICL and a compact multipass gas cell (MPGC) with the goal to create compact TDLAS based sensors for the mid-IR gas detection with high detection sensitivity and low power consumption. The sensors achieved minimum detection limits of ~5 ppbv and ~8 ppbv, respectively, for CH 4 and C 2H 6 concentration measurements with a 3.7-W power consumption.
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  1. Shanxi Univ., Taiyuan (China); Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States)
  2. Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States)
  3. Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States); Univ. of Bari (Italy)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 1094-4087; OPEXFF
Grant/Contract Number:
AR0000545; AR000053; 2012CB921603; 61575113; 61275213; AR0000538; C-0586
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Optics Express
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 24; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 1094-4087
Optical Society of America (OSA)
Research Org:
Aeris Technologies, Inc., Redwood City, CA (United States); Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E); National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC); National Science Foundation (NSF); Robert Welch Foundation
Contributing Orgs:
University of Maryland
Country of Publication:
United States
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; quantum cascade; laser sensors; Spectroscopy, infrared; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; Semiconductor lasers; Spectroscopy; infrared
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Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1255219