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  • Received: Mar. 15, 2018

    Accepted: Apr. 13, 2018

    Posted: May. 9, 2019

    Published Online: May. 9, 2019

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    DOI: 10.3788/AOS201838.0930001

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    Jiajin Chen, Guishi Wang, Kun Liu, Tu Tan, Xiaoming Gao. Calibration-Free Wavelength Modulation Absorption Spectroscopy for Acetylene Detection[J]. Acta Optica Sinica, 2018, 38(9): 0930001

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Acta Optica Sinica, Vol. 38, Issue 9, 0930001 (2018)

Calibration-Free Wavelength Modulation Absorption Spectroscopy for Acetylene Detection

Chen Jiajin1,2,*, Wang Guishi1,*, Liu Kun1, Tan Tu1, and Gao Xiaoming1,2,*

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences,Hefei, Anhui 230031, China
  • 2 University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026, China


Calibration-free trace detection of acetylene gas is achieved by near infrared tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy combined with a self-designed cylindrical mirror multi-pass absorption cell. A distributed feedback diode laser emission at 1.53 μm and the cylindrical mirrors multi-pass absorption cell with an effective optical path length of 10.5 m is used. The calibration-free wavelength modulation absorption spectroscopy is used to detect the acetylene, and the Allan variance is used to analyze the system performance. This technology is compared with the traditional wavelength modulation spectroscopy. The results show that compared with traditional wavelength modulation absorption spectroscopy, calibration-free wavelength modulation absorption spectroscopy has advantages of simple structure, high sensitivity, and calibration-free of concentration and optical power, which improve detection sensitivity and measurement accuracy of the system. The measurement error of the technology is less than 5%, and it is 3.5 times that of traditional wavelength modulation technology. The detection sensitivity of the system is 0.127×10 -6 with average time of 1 s, and the detection sensitivity is 0.031×10 -6 with average time of 118 s.


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