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Title: Thermal effects of an ICL-based mid-infrared CH4 sensor within a wide atmospheric temperature range

Abstract

Here, thermal effects of an interband cascade laser (ICL) based mid-infrared methane (CH4) sensor that uses long-path absorption spectroscopy were studied. The sensor performance in the laboratory at a constant temperature of ~ 25°C was measured for 5 hours and its Allan deviation was ~ 2 ppbv with a 1 s averaging time. A LabVIEW-based simulation program was developed to study thermal effects on infrared absorption and a temperature compensation technique was developed to control such effects. An environmental test chamber was employed to investigate thermal effects that occur in the sensor system with variation of the test chamber temperature between 10 and 30°C. The thermal response of the sensor in a laboratory setting was observed using a 2.1 ppm CH4 standard gas sample. indoor/outdoor CH4 measurements were conducted to evaluate the sensor performance within a wide atmospheric temperature range.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [4];  [3];  [3];  [3]
  1. Shantou Univ., Shantou (People's Republic of China); Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States)
  2. Jilin Univ., Changchun (People's Republic of China)
  3. Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States)
  4. Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States); Jilin Univ., Changchun (People's Republic of China)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
OSTI Identifier:
1435404
Report Number(s):
DOE-MAXION-00538-12
Journal ID: ISSN 1350-4495; PII: S1350449517306977
Grant/Contract Number:  
AR0000538
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Infrared Physics and Technology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 89; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 1350-4495
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; laser sensors; infrared spectroscopy; thermal effects; temperature compensation

Citation Formats

Ye, Weilin, Zheng, Chuantao, Sanchez, Nancy P., Girija, Aswathy V., He, Qixin, Zheng, Huadan, Griffin, Robert J., and Tittel, Frank K. Thermal effects of an ICL-based mid-infrared CH4 sensor within a wide atmospheric temperature range. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1016/j.infrared.2018.01.017.
Ye, Weilin, Zheng, Chuantao, Sanchez, Nancy P., Girija, Aswathy V., He, Qixin, Zheng, Huadan, Griffin, Robert J., & Tittel, Frank K. Thermal effects of an ICL-based mid-infrared CH4 sensor within a wide atmospheric temperature range. United States. doi:10.1016/j.infrared.2018.01.017.
Ye, Weilin, Zheng, Chuantao, Sanchez, Nancy P., Girija, Aswathy V., He, Qixin, Zheng, Huadan, Griffin, Robert J., and Tittel, Frank K. Wed . "Thermal effects of an ICL-based mid-infrared CH4 sensor within a wide atmospheric temperature range". United States. doi:10.1016/j.infrared.2018.01.017. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1435404.
@article{osti_1435404,
title = {Thermal effects of an ICL-based mid-infrared CH4 sensor within a wide atmospheric temperature range},
author = {Ye, Weilin and Zheng, Chuantao and Sanchez, Nancy P. and Girija, Aswathy V. and He, Qixin and Zheng, Huadan and Griffin, Robert J. and Tittel, Frank K.},
abstractNote = {Here, thermal effects of an interband cascade laser (ICL) based mid-infrared methane (CH4) sensor that uses long-path absorption spectroscopy were studied. The sensor performance in the laboratory at a constant temperature of ~ 25°C was measured for 5 hours and its Allan deviation was ~ 2 ppbv with a 1 s averaging time. A LabVIEW-based simulation program was developed to study thermal effects on infrared absorption and a temperature compensation technique was developed to control such effects. An environmental test chamber was employed to investigate thermal effects that occur in the sensor system with variation of the test chamber temperature between 10 and 30°C. The thermal response of the sensor in a laboratory setting was observed using a 2.1 ppm CH4 standard gas sample. indoor/outdoor CH4 measurements were conducted to evaluate the sensor performance within a wide atmospheric temperature range.},
doi = {10.1016/j.infrared.2018.01.017},
journal = {Infrared Physics and Technology},
number = C,
volume = 89,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {1}
}

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Figure 1 Figure 1: HITRAN-based absorption spectra of H2O (2%) and CH4 (2 ppm) in a narrow spectral range. The absorption lines of H2O and CH4 are shown in red and blue respectively. Wavenumber range is from 3334.0 nm to 3334.8 nm for a 5460 cm path length at a pressure ofmore » (a) 760 Torr and (b) 100 Torr.« less

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