Quantum cascade lasers for sensing CO2 isotopic fingerprints

Matthew Escarra, Loan Le, Richard Cendejas, Igor Trofimov, Xiaojun Wang, Jen Yu Fan, Claire F. Gmachl

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Scopus citations


We demonstrate a quantum cascade laser for detecting 12CO 2 and 12CO2 isotopes for use in fingerprinting CO2 emissions from sources such as power plants and carbon storage reservoirs. The lasers emit a single mode at 4.22 m in continuous wave operation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Subtitle of host publicationLaser Science to Photonic Applications, CLEO 2011
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011
Event2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2011 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: May 1 2011May 6 2011

Publication series

Name2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics: Laser Science to Photonic Applications, CLEO 2011


Other2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


Dive into the research topics of 'Quantum cascade lasers for sensing CO<sub>2</sub> isotopic fingerprints'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this