Recent advances and applications of mid-infrared based trace gas sensor technology

F. K. Tittel, Y. Bakhirkin, A. Kosterev, R. Lewicki, S. So, G. Wysocki, R. F. Curl

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Recent advances in the development of sensors based on infrared quantum cascade lasers for the detection of trace gas species is reported. Several selected examples of applications in environmental and industrial process monitoring as well as in medical diagnostics using quartz enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy and laser absorption spectroscopy will be described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQuantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices V
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventQuantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices V - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 20 2008Jan 23 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherQuantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices V
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • External cavity configuration
  • Laser spectroscopy
  • Mid infrared quantum cascade laser
  • Quartz enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy


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