Applied Physics B

, Volume 119, Issue 1, pp 11–19 | Cite as

Cavity-enhanced photoacoustic detection using acoustic and fiber-optic resonators

  • Amy G. MacLean
  • Leila Tamina Schneider
  • Annica I. Freytag
  • Adam Gribble
  • Jack A. Barnes
  • Hans-Peter LoockEmail author


A wineglass has been used as an acoustic resonator to enhance the photoacoustic signal generated by laser excitation of absorbing dyes in solution. The amplitude of the acoustic signal was recorded using a fiber-optic transducer based on a Fabry–Pérot cavity attached to the rim of the wineglass. The optical and acoustic properties of the setup were characterized, and it was used to quantify the concentration of phosphomolybdenum blue and methyl red solutions. Detection limits of 1.2 ppm and 8 μM were obtained, respectively.


Fiber Bragg Grating Photoacoustic Signal Acoustic Resonator Phosphomolybdenum Acoustic Cavity 
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We thank Ian Bergeron for technical assistance with the experiments. Financial support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada is gratefully acknowledged. We especially thank Xijia Gu (Ryerson University) and his group for the fabrication of the fiber Fabry–Pérot cavity and Gianluca Gagliardi for many discussions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amy G. MacLean
    • 1
  • Leila Tamina Schneider
    • 1
  • Annica I. Freytag
    • 1
  • Adam Gribble
    • 1
  • Jack A. Barnes
    • 1
  • Hans-Peter Loock
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryQueen’s UniversityKingstonCanada

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