Remote sensing of pollutants using femtosecond laser pulse fluorescence spectroscopy
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- Luo, Q., Xu, H., Hosseini, S. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2006) 82: 105. doi:10.1007/s00340-005-2008-x
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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.