Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

, Volume 28, Issue 5, pp 481–486 | Cite as

Design and modeling of a photoacoustic gas analyzer with a thermal source for carbon isotope ratio analysis

  • K. Yu. OsipovEmail author
  • V. A. Kapitanov
  • Yu. N. Ponomarev
  • A. I. Karapuzikov
Optical Instrumentation


A diagram is suggested and numerical simulation is carried out of a photoacoustic gas analyzer with a thermal source and first order interference filter for carbon isotope ratio analysis. An optimal spectral range for gas analyzer operation is selected. In the wavelength range selected, the spectral parameters of the atmosphere are analyzed, as well as of some gases, which, being present in samples under study, could affect the measurement results. The gas analyzer suggested allows us to measure the carbon isotope ratio 13C/12C in CO2 samples with a minimal error of about 0.5‰, and could be useful for detection of such gases as SO2, CO, and NH3, absorption lines of which fall in the selected spectral range.


gas analysis carbon isotope ratio photoacoustic detector absorption spectrum Fabry–Perot interferometer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Yu. Osipov
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • V. A. Kapitanov
    • 1
  • Yu. N. Ponomarev
    • 1
  • A. I. Karapuzikov
    • 2
  1. 1.V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesTomskRussia
  2. 2.National Research Tomsk Polytechnic UniversityTomskRussia

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