Semiconductor laser based trace gas sensor technology: Recent advances and applications

F. K. Tittel, G. Wysocki, A. Kosterev, Y. Bakhirkin

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Recent advances in the development of sensors based on infrared diode and quantum cascade lasers for the detection of trace gas species is reported. Several 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. Keywords: Trace gas detection, near infrared diode lasers, mid infrared quantum and interband cascade lasers, quartz enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy, laser absorption spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMid-Infrared Coherent Sources and Applications
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages27
ISBN (Print)9781402064395
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameNATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics
ISSN (Print)1874-6500

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Biophysics
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Laser absorption spectroscopy
  • Mid infrared quantum and interband cascade lasers
  • Near infrared diode lasers
  • Quartz enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy
  • Trace gas detection


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