Laser and Fiber Optic Gas Absorption Spectroscopy

This book is a unique attempt to overview the technology of laser and fiber optic absorption spectroscopy for gas sensing applications, from fundamentals to state-of-the-art. It offers an efficient entry to the field for new users and experienced researchers.

This book provides lots of scientific insights, rigorous theoretical analysis and design details. Most of the content relates to the near-IR spectral region for gas absorption spectroscopy. The light and laser wavelengths are less than 2 μm, within the transmission window of standard silica optical fibers.

Near-IR sensors provide the simplest, cheapest, most versatile and most mature solution. However, mid-IR sources and sensing applications are growing rapidly in maturity, so the final chapter provides an important overview of mid-IR gas absorption sensors.

This book will serve well as a textbook for newcomers to the field and as a reference for established scientists and engineers.

Review by Lisa Tongning Li, Inphenix, Inc., Livermore, CA, USA.

The opinions expressed in the book review section are those of the reviewer and do not necessarily reflect those of OPN or its publisher, Optica (formerly OSA).

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