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Remote detector of hazardous substances based on a tunable 13С16О2 laser


A description of the developed prototype of a remote detector of hazardous substance vapors based on a tunable 13С16О2 laser is given. Results of test measurements of laser radiation transmission of organic liquid vapors (acetone, ammonia, ethanol, gasoline) are presented. The remote detection of acetone and ammonia vapors at distances up to 100 m is experimentally implemented.

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Original Russian Text © B.G. Ageev, A.V. Klimkin, A.N. Kuryak, K.O. Osipov, Yu.N. Ponomarev, 2017, published in Optika Atmosfery i Okeana.

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Ageev, B.G., Klimkin, A.V., Kuryak, A.N. et al. Remote detector of hazardous substances based on a tunable 13С16О2 laser. Atmos Ocean Opt 30, 337–341 (2017).

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  • remote detection
  • 13С16О2 laser
  • hazardous substances