We demonstrate a sensor based on tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy for the detection of hydrogen fluoride (HF) gas at ambient pressure. Absorption from the HF R(1) ro-vibrational peak at ν̃ = 4038.962 cm−1 (2.476 µm) in the fundamental (Δν = 1) band is measured. A quantitative spectral fit based on HITRAN data is used to account for overlapping spectral peaks of HF and water vapor, with an rms residual noise of 5 × 10−4 absorbance units. The sensor is optimized for the detection of transient variations in HF concentration. We measure noise-equivalent concentrations for HF of 38 parts-per-trillion by volume (ppt) for 1-s integration times and 2.3 ppt for 10-min integration times.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics|
|State||Published - Sep 12 2015|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
- Physics and Astronomy(all)