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Performance improvements of widely tunable lasers for multi gas species detection and analysis
Author(s): Neil Ryan; David McDonald; Adrian Lavin
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Paper Abstract

Widely tunable lasers support certain characteristics which out perform DFB technology for the sensing of gas species in the NIR spectral region. Reduced frequency tuning variation and almost zero residual amplitude modulation (RAM) are investigated. The current report illustrates how 18 individual gas absorption lines can be interrogated using a single laser source over a 40nm wavelength range, where RAM and FM non-linearity never exceed 5% and 13 % respectively. Comparison with DFB technology is made.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5826, Opto-Ireland 2005: Optical Sensing and Spectroscopy, (3 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.605392
Show Author Affiliations
Neil Ryan, Intune Technologies (Ireland)
David McDonald, Intune Technologies (Ireland)
Adrian Lavin, Intune Technologies (Ireland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5826:
Opto-Ireland 2005: Optical Sensing and Spectroscopy
Gerard D. O'Sullivan; Brian D. MacCraith; Hugh James Byrne; Enda McGlynn; Alan G. Ryder, Editor(s)

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