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Sensors 2009, 9(12), 10447-10512; doi:10.3390/s91210447

Laser Spectroscopy for Atmospheric and Environmental Sensing

1,3,*  and 1,2,*
Received: 18 November 2009 / Accepted: 2 December 2009 / Published: 22 December 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Laser Spectroscopy and Sensing)
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Lasers and laser spectroscopic techniques have been extensively used in several applications since their advent, and the subject has been reviewed extensively in the last several decades. This review is focused on three areas of laser spectroscopic applications in atmospheric and environmental sensing; namely laser-induced fluorescence (LIF), cavity ring-down spectroscopy (CRDS), and photoluminescence (PL) techniques used in the detection of solids, liquids, aerosols, trace gases, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Keywords: LIF; LEAFS; LIBS; CRDS; photoluminescence; laser; environment; VOCs LIF; LEAFS; LIBS; CRDS; photoluminescence; laser; environment; VOCs
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Fiddler, M.N.; Begashaw, I.; Mickens, M.A.; Collingwood, M.S.; Assefa, Z.; Bililign, S. Laser Spectroscopy for Atmospheric and Environmental Sensing. Sensors 2009, 9, 10447-10512.

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