dc.creator Dudek, John en_US dc.creator Rabinowitz, Paul en_US dc.creator Lehmann, K. K. en_US dc.creator Velasquez, Armando en_US dc.date.accessioned 2006-06-15T19:16:28Z dc.date.available 2006-06-15T19:16:28Z dc.date.issued 1999 en_US dc.identifier 1999-RB-10 en_US dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/19325 dc.description Author Institution: Department of Chemistry, Princeton University en_US dc.description.abstract We are developing a technique to measure trace concentrations of gases in the near infrared region using continuous wave excitation of a cavity ring-down spectroscopy cell (CW-CRDS). Cavity Ring-down Spectroscopy is an absorption technique in which light is coupled into a high-finesse optical resonator. By monitoring the decay rate of the light inside the cavity, we can determine the sample's concentration. This technique will allow the use of modest power, single mode diode lasers that are easily transportable. The near-IR contains both vibrational overtone transitions and forbidden electronic transitions of many atmospherically important species. Our research has focused on investigating the properties of the cavity ring-down system in order to increase detection sensitivity of these atmospherically important species. Specifically, we are studying moisture detection at the parts per billion (ppb) to the parts per trillion (ppt) range. Recently, we have obtained a detection limit of better than $1\times 10^{-11} cm^{-1}$ per root Hz for $R =0.999985$ reflectors which allows us to detect water at less than 100 ppb. en_US dc.format.extent 115765 bytes dc.format.mimetype image/jpeg dc.language.iso English en_US dc.publisher Ohio State University en_US dc.title TRACE GAS DETECTION WITH CW CAVITY RING-DOWN LASER ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY en_US dc.type article en_US
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