13 February 2001 Development of a compact light source at 1.67 μm for methane leak detection using DIAL
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In the present work, a sensing system for methane gas leakage monitoring based on a differential absorption lidar with a high temporal resolution is proposed and a spectrally narrowed light source at 1.67 ?m is developed for the same. To realize a compact light source, an injection seeded optical parametric oscillator (OPO) combined with two-stage optical parametric amplifiers (OPAs) is considered. Both OPO and OPAs were pumped by a compact frequency doubled Nd:YAG laser, and a single—mode diode laser (781.6 nm) was employed for injection seeding of the OPO. The output energy of around 5 mJ corresponding to a pump input of 85 mJ was obtained using Ce doped KTP (Ce:KTiOPO4) crystals. The spectral width of the source was measured as 0.5 cm-1 with a beam divergence angle of less than 2 mrad. These output characteristics are satisfactorily meeting the requirements to detect the methane leakage in a short range.
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Nilesh J. Vasa, Nilesh J. Vasa, Kouji Saito, Kouji Saito, Kouki Ikuta, Kouki Ikuta, Yuji Oki, Yuji Oki, Mitsuo Maeda, Mitsuo Maeda, } "Development of a compact light source at 1.67 μm for methane leak detection using DIAL", Proc. SPIE 4153, Lidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environment Monitoring, (13 February 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.417081; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.417081
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