Special Issue "Diode Laser Spectroscopy – Robust Sensing for Environmental and Industrial Applications"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Optics and Lasers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Steven Wagner
Guest Editor
Reactive Flows and Diagnostics, Technical University of Darmstadt, Otto-Berndt-Straße 3, 64287 Darmstadt, Germany.
Interests: Robust Sensing; High Temperature Process Diagnostics; Combustion Diagnostics; Exhaust Diagnostics; Diode Laser; Absorption Spectroscopy
Dr. Florian Schmidt
Guest Editor
Department of Applied Physics and Electronics, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
Interests: Laser spectroscopy; TDLAS Sensing; Combustion Diagnostics; Thermochemical Biomass Conversion; Medical Diagnostics; Breath Gas Analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

After some decades of the development of Diode Laser Spectroscopy from a promising method for laboratory diagnostics to a versatile tool for sensing applications in harsh environments, the method still is evolving further. The growth of many different techniques based on diode lasers in combination with spectroscopic methods, such as direct and wavelength modulation absorption, cavity-enhanced absorption and photoacoustic spectroscopy, illustrates the variety of questions that can be addressed. There are already numerous mature devices and turn-key-systems available commercially. However, they are covering only a small fraction of applications, where the process of interest is accessible by optical diagnostics.

In this Special Issue, we invite submissions on the use of state-of-the-art Diode Laser Spectroscopy for robust sensing in a wide field, from fundamental sciences, environmental physics and biomedical monitoring to its utilization in harsh industrial conditions. Original work highlighting the latest research and technical development is encouraged. Contributions should be focused on the scientific and practical challenges of implementing Diode Laser Spectroscopy, as well as on novel ideas to increase the robustness of the method for monitoring processes and investigating phenomena. Review papers are welcome.

Dr. Steven Wagner
Dr. Florian Schmidt
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Diode Laser
  • Absorption
  • Emission
  • Photoacoustic
  • Spectroscopy
  • Robust Sensing
  • Process Monitoring

Published Papers

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