Lasing Dye Sensor for Chemical Vapors.
Patent, filed 6 Dec 91, patented 9 Feb 91,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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In an external lasing dye sensor system, a stream of lasing dye free-flows across an open area inside a chamber. An air sample comprising chemical vapor contaminants is pumped or drawn into the chamber. A laser beam is introduced into the chamber intersecting the lasing dye. A chemical reaction between the contaminants and the lasing dye result in a change in the emission spectra of the lasing dye. The change in emission spectra is detected and thus provides an improved apparatus for detecting low concentrations of chemical vapors in an air sample.
- Physical Chemistry
- Lasers and Masers
- Organic Chemistry