Atmospheric absorption spectroscopy using supercontinuum lasers

Perry S. Edwards, David M. Brown, Andrea M. Wyant, Zhiwen Liu, C. Russell Philbrick

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


A supercontinuum absorption spectroscopy (SAS) approach for measurement of atmospheric constituents is extended to offer increased capability of detecting concentrations of gaseous species. An atmospheric path length greater than 600 m is utilized in the multi-wavelength differential absorption setup. A multi-wavelength algorithm for analysis of the spectra measurements obtained from the return of the supercontinuum source is used to determine the concentrations of species, with comparison to MODTRAN™ 5 simulation spectra. Further developments to the SAS approach and measurements are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2009
StatePublished - 2009
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2009 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: May 31 2009Jun 5 2009

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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