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Use of Broadband, Continuous-Wave Diode Lasers in Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy for Liquid Samples

Volume 57, Number 5 (May 2003) Page 571-573

Hallock, A.J.; Berman, E.S.F.; Zare, R.N.


Cavity ring-down spectroscopy (CRDS) is an extremely sensitive absorption technique that has been applied primarily to gas samples, which are characterized by having narrow absorption features. Recently, CRDS has also been applied to liquid samples, which have broad absorption features. The use of small inexpensive diode lasers as light sources for liquid samples is demonstrated. The low cost coupled with the ease and technical straightforwardness of application gives this technique wide appeal.