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10 Khz Detection Of Co2 At 4.5 Um By Using Tunable Diode-Laser-Based Difference-Frequency Generation, Terrence R. Meyer, Sukesh Roy, Thomas N. Anderson, Robert P. Lucht, Rodolfo Barron-Jimenez, James R. Gord Oct 2005

10 Khz Detection Of Co2 At 4.5 Um By Using Tunable Diode-Laser-Based Difference-Frequency Generation, Terrence R. Meyer, Sukesh Roy, Thomas N. Anderson, Robert P. Lucht, Rodolfo Barron-Jimenez, James R. Gord

Terrence R Meyer

A compact, high-speed tunable, diode-laser-based mid-infrared (MIR) laser source has been developed for absorption spectroscopy of CO2 at rates up to 10 kHz. Radiation at 4.5 um with a mode-hop-free tuning range of 80 GHz is generated by difference-frequency mixing the 860 nm output of a distributed-feedback diode laser with the 1064 nm output of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser in a periodically poled lithium niobate crystal. MIR absorption spectroscopy of CO2 with a detection limit of 44 ppm m at 10 kHz is demonstrated in a C2H4-air laminar diffusion flame and in the exhaust of a liquid-fueled model ...