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Applications of tunable dye lasers to air pollution detection: Measurements of atmospheric NO2 concentrations by differential absorption

Abstract

Remote measurements of atmospheric NO2 concentrations by means of a LIDAR system equipped with a tunable dye laser are reported. Using the differential absorption method, concentration values of about 0.2 ppm were detected over the city of Cologne at distances up to 4 km.

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Rothe, K.W., Brinkmann, U. & Walther, H. Applications of tunable dye lasers to air pollution detection: Measurements of atmospheric NO2 concentrations by differential absorption. Appl. Phys. 3, 115–119 (1974). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00884408

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Index Headings

  • LIDAR
  • Air pollution
  • Tunable dye laser
  • NO2
  • Differential absorption technique