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Indirect absorption spectroscopy using quantum cascade lasers: mid-infrared refractometry and photothermal spectroscopy

2013

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We record vibrational spectra with two indirect schemes that depend on the real part of the index of refraction: mid-infrared refractometry and photothermal spectroscopy. In the former, a quantum cascade laser (QCL) spot is imaged to determine the angles of total internal reflection, which yields the absorption line via a beam profile analysis. In the photothermal measurements, a tunable QCL excites vibrational resonances of a molecular monolayer, which heats the surrounding medium and changes its refractive index. This is observed with a probe laser in the visible. Sub-monolayer sensitivities are demonstrated. (C) 2013 Optical Society of America

Author(s): Pfeifer, Marcel and Ruf, Alexander and Fischer, Peer
Journal: OPTICS EXPRESS
Volume: 21
Number (issue): 22
Pages: 25643-25654
Year: 2013

Department(s): Micro, Nano, and Molecular Systems
Bibtex Type: Article (article)

DOI: 10.1364/OE.21.025643

BibTex

@article{ISI:000327007800024,
  title = {Indirect absorption spectroscopy using quantum cascade lasers: mid-infrared refractometry and photothermal spectroscopy},
  author = {Pfeifer, Marcel and Ruf, Alexander and Fischer, Peer},
  journal = {OPTICS EXPRESS},
  volume = {21},
  number = {22},
  pages = {25643-25654},
  year = {2013}
}