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Laser Spectroscopy for Atmospheric and Environmental Sensing
NOAA-ISET Center, North Carolina A&T State University, 1601 E Market Street Greensboro, NC 27411, USA
Department of Physics, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, 1601 E Market Street, Marteena Hall, Greensboro, NC 27411, USA
Department of Chemistry, North Carolina A&T State University, 1601 E Market Street, New Science Building, Greensboro, NC 27411, USA
Energy & Environmental Systems Program, North Carolina A&T State University, 1601 E Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27411, USA
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Received: 18 November 2009; Accepted: 2 December 2009 / Published: 22 December 2009
Abstract: 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
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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.
Fiddler MN, Begashaw I, Mickens MA, Collingwood MS, Assefa Z, Bililign S. Laser Spectroscopy for Atmospheric and Environmental Sensing. Sensors. 2009; 9(12):10447-10512.
Fiddler, Marc N.; Begashaw, Israel; Mickens, Matthew A.; Collingwood, Michael S.; Assefa, Zerihun; Bililign, Solomon. 2009. "Laser Spectroscopy for Atmospheric and Environmental Sensing." Sensors 9, no. 12: 10447-10512.