Applied Physics B

, Volume 107, Issue 3, pp 839–847

Off-axis re-entrant cavity ring-down spectroscopy with a mid-infrared continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator

  • J. Peltola
  • M. Vainio
  • V. Ulvila
  • M. Siltanen
  • M. Metsälä
  • L. Halonen
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Abstract

We demonstrate an off-axis cavity ring-down spectroscopy system, which uses a mid-infrared continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator as a light source. Off-axis injection with re-entrant configuration of the ring-down cavity is used to achieve high spectral resolution while maintaining high measurement speed. This makes the setup suitable for sensitive molecular spectroscopy in the mid-infrared region, particularly for studies that require high temporal resolution. Formaldehyde (H2CO) absorption spectrum at 3.4 µm is measured using the off-axis re-entrant cavity ring-down spectrometer.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Peltola
    • 1
  • M. Vainio
    • 1
    • 2
  • V. Ulvila
    • 1
  • M. Siltanen
    • 1
  • M. Metsälä
    • 1
  • L. Halonen
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, Department of ChemistryUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Centre of Metrology and AccreditationEspooFinland

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