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Title:Atmospheric remote sensing via infrared-submillimeter double resonance
Author(s):Srikantaiah, Sree
Contributor(s):De Lucia, Frank C.; Everitt, Henry O.; Phillips, Dane; Neese, Christopher F.; Holt, Jennifer
Subject(s):Spectroscopy as an analytical tool
Abstract:Specificity and sensitivity in atmospheric pressure remote sensing have always been big challenges. This is especially true for approaches that involve the submillimeter/terahertz (smm/THz) spectral region because atmospheric pressure broadening precludes taking advantage of the small Doppler broadening in the region. The Infrared-submillimeter (IR-smm) double resonance spectroscopic technique allows us to obtain a more specific two-dimensional signature as well as a means of modulating the molecular signal to enhance its separation from background and system variation. Applying this technique at atmospheric pressure presents a unique bandwidth requirement on the IR pump laser, and the smm/THz receiver. We will discuss the pump system comprising of a CO2 TEA laser, plasma switch and a free induction decay hot cell designed to produce fast IR pulses on the time scale of atmospheric pressure relaxation and a high bandwidth fast pulse smm/THz receiver. System diagnostics will also be discussed. Results as a function of pressure and pump pulse width will be presented.
Issue Date:2016-06-22
Publisher:International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy
Genre:Conference Paper/Presentation
Rights Information:Copyright 2016 by the authors
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-08-22

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