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We describe the development and the first characterization of a compact trace-gas sensor based on cantilever photoacoustic spectroscopy (CEPAS). The sensor was characterized in order to find the optimal operating parameters (pressure, molecule absorption line and laser modulated frequency). N2O was selected as test molecule. A quality factor of 200 at 10 mbar of cell pressure were determined. Furthermore, the first test measurements showed a minimum detection level of hundreds of ppb with integration time of 30 ms.
International Society for Optics and Photonics
Publication date: 
31 Jan 2020

Mario Siciliani de Cumis, Inaki Lopez Garcia, Mariaconcetta Canino, Pablo Cancio Pastor, Filippo Bonafè, Alberto Roncaglia, Simone Borri, Paolo De Natale

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Volume: 11288 Pages: 112882E
Quantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics XVII