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Measurement of atmospheric CO concentration with tunable diode lasers

Year: 1996

Authors: Baldacchini G., D’Amato F., De Rosa M., Nadezhdinskii A.I., Lemekhov N., Sobolev N.

Autors Affiliation: ENEA, Dipartimento Innovazione, CRE Frascati, C.P. 65, 00044 Frascati (Roma), Italy; General Physics Institute, Vavilova Street 38, Moscow 117942, Russian Federation

Abstract: The atmospheric concentration of CO at the Laboratories of ENEA in Frascati (Rome) has been investigated by measuring the optical absorption at approximate to 2077 cm(-1) over a path of 104 m with a tunable diode laser apparatus developed in Russia and implemented in Italy.

Journal/Review: INFRARED PHYSICS & TECHNOLOGY

Volume: 37 (1)      Pages from: 1  to: 5

More Information: This research has been supported within the frame of an agreement between ENEA and General Physics Institute. A fellowship was assigned to M.D.R. by ENEA-INFM. Lately a project in this area of research has been also sponsored by the European Community through the INTAS contract No. 1010-CT93-0047. Many thanks are also due to A. Bellatreccia, P. Cardoni and R. Giovagnoli for their skilful technical assistance.
KeyWords: Carbon dioxide; Concentration (process); Light absorption; Optical variables measurement; Semiconductor lasers; Atmospheric concentration; High resolution molecular spectroscopy; Tunable diode lasers; Atmospheric composition
DOI: 10.1016/S1350-4495(97)80762-1

Citations: 8
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