We will report here on the design and realization of an optoacoustic sensor for the detection of formaldehyde. The sensor consists of a commercial QCL and a resonant PA cell. Two different cell configurations have been investigated: a "standard" H cell and an innovative T-cell with an optical fiber directly inserted into. Two different type of sound detector have been employed: electret microphones and optical MEMS-based microphone. As possible applications, we will describe the results obtained in the detection of formaldehyde (CH2O), a gas of great interest for industrial processes and environmental monitoring

Trace gas sensing using quantum cascade lasers and a fiber-coupled optoacoustic sensor: application to Formaldehyde

SPAGNOLO, Vincenzo Luigi;
2010

Abstract

We will report here on the design and realization of an optoacoustic sensor for the detection of formaldehyde. The sensor consists of a commercial QCL and a resonant PA cell. Two different cell configurations have been investigated: a "standard" H cell and an innovative T-cell with an optical fiber directly inserted into. Two different type of sound detector have been employed: electret microphones and optical MEMS-based microphone. As possible applications, we will describe the results obtained in the detection of formaldehyde (CH2O), a gas of great interest for industrial processes and environmental monitoring
15th International Conference on Photoacoustic and Photothermal Phenomena , ICPPP15
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