Monitoring of Gaseous Pollutants by Tunable Diode Lasers

Proceedings of the International Symposium held in Freiburg, F.R.G., 13–14 November 1986

  • R. Grisar
  • H. Preier
  • G. Schmidtke
  • G. Restelli
Conference proceedings

Part of the Air Pollution Research Reports book series (APRR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. H. Preier, G. Restelli
      Pages 1-1
  3. Atmospheric Trace Gas Detection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. H. I. Schiff, G. W. Harris, G. I. Mackay
      Pages 4-16
    3. P. L. Meyer, St. Bernegger, M. W. Sigrist
      Pages 46-50
    4. F. Cappellani, G. Melandrone, G. Restelli
      Pages 51-60
    5. M. Gehrtz, W. Lenth, A. T. Young, H. S. Johnston
      Pages 67-67
    6. G. Schmidtke, U. Klocke, M. Knothe, W. Kohn, W. J. Riedel, H. Wolf
      Pages 70-79
    7. James Podolske, Max Leowenstein, Thomas Blackburn
      Pages 80-80
    8. G. W. Harris, G. I. Mackay, H. I. Schiff
      Pages 81-92
    9. I. I. Zasavitsky, A. I. Nadezhdinsky
      Pages 95-106
  4. Exhaust Gas Monitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. H. Klingenberg, J. Winckler
      Pages 108-115
    3. K. Gregorius, H. Schörner
      Pages 127-133
  5. Special Applications

  6. Minutes of a Post-Symposium Round Table Discussion on “Atmospheric Trace Gas Analysis by Tunable Diode Laser Spectroscopy”

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 169-175

About these proceedings


By now it has been nearly twenty years since the pioneering studies at the MIT-Lincoln Laboratories, Lexington, USA, demonstrated the unique capabilities of lead salt tunable diode lasers (TDL) for infrared absorption spectroscopy. The progress in the use of TDL instrumentation for a wide variety of scientific applications was described by a great number of papers since, however, comparatively few meetings were specifically devoted to this subject. In 1980 the conference on "High Resolution Infrared Spectroscopy Applications and Developments" at the National Bureau of Standards in Gaithersburg, USA, reviewed the state of the art of tunable diode lasers together with Fourier Transform Spectroscopy and other laser spectroscopic techniques. Three years later in 1983 the SPIE Conference in San Diego, USA, dedicated one meeting to "Tunable Diode Laser Development and Spectroscopy" Applications. It appeared appropriate after a further interval of three years to organize another meeting about this quickly advancing field. In November of 1986 an International Symposium on "Monitoring of Gaseous Pollutants by Tunable Diode Lasers" was organized by and held at the Fraunhofer-Insti tut fuer Physikalische Messtechnik in Freiburg, FRG. The main emphasis of this conference was put on the applications of TDL techniques to the solution of problems of environmental relevance : The measurement of atmospheric trace gases and the monitoring of exhaust gases from automobile and power plant stack emitters. The state of diode laser development and application of TDL instruments to scientific molecular spectroscopy were not directly subjects of the meeting.


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Editors and affiliations

  • R. Grisar
    • 1
  • H. Preier
    • 1
  • G. Schmidtke
    • 1
  • G. Restelli
    • 2
  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institut für Physikalische MesstechnikFreiburgGermany
  2. 2.Joint Research CentreCommission of the European CommunitiesIspraItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8271-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3991-2
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