Intracavity absorption spectroscopy of formaldehyde from 6230 to 6420 cm(-1)

Fjodorow, P., Hellmig, O., Baev, V. M., Levinsky, H. B. & Mokhov, A. V., May-2017, In : Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics. 123, 5, p. 147 7 p., 147.

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We apply intracavity absorption spectroscopy for measurements of the absorption spectrum of formaldehyde, CH2O, from 6230 to 6420 cm(-1), of which only a small fraction (6351-6362 cm(-1)) has been recorded elsewhere. The measurements are performed in the cavity of a broadband Er3+-doped fiber laser, with a sensitivity corresponding to the effective absorption path length of 45 m and a spectral resolution of 0.1 cm(-1). The noise-equivalent detection limit of CH2O achieved with the strongest absorption line at 6252.64 cm(-1) is estimated to be 5 ppm. High tolerance to broadband losses and the accessible time resolution of 50 mu s make it possible to apply this detection system for time-resolved monitoring of CH2O together with other molecules in harsh combustion environments, e.g., in combustion engines.

Original languageEnglish
Article number147
Pages (from-to)147
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May-2017



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