, Volume 82, Issue 1, pp 105-109
Date: 12 Nov 2005

Remote sensing of pollutants using femtosecond laser pulse fluorescence spectroscopy

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Abstract

The fluorescence spectrum of ethanol molecules induced by femtosecond laser pulses has been recorded as the fingerprint of the molecules. It was demonstrated that, if this is combined with a LIDAR technique, the fluorescence from pollutants in the atmosphere could be detected over a long distance.

PACS

42.68.Wt; 42.62.Fi; 42.65.Re