Quantum cascade laser absorption spectroscopy of UF6 at 7.74 μm for analytical uranium enrichment measurements

Rafal Lewicki, Anatoliy A. Kosterev, Fatima Toor, Yu Yao, Claire Gmachl, Tracy Tsai, Gerard Wysocki, Xiaojun Wang, Mariano Troccoli, Mary Fong, Frank K. Tittel

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Abstract

The ν13 combination band of uranium hexafluoride (UF6) is targeted to perform analytical enrichment measurements using laser absorption spectroscopy. A high performance widely tunable EC-QCL sources emitting radiation at 7.74 μm (1291 cm-1) is employed as an UF6-LAS optical source to measure the unresolved rotational-vibrational spectral structure of several tens of wavenumbers (cm-1). A preliminary spectroscopic measurement based on a direct laser absorption spectroscopy of methane (CH4) as an appropriate UF6 analyte simulant, was demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7608
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventQuantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices VII - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 24 2010Jan 28 2010

Other

OtherQuantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices VII
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period1/24/101/28/10

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Laser Spectroscopy
Quantum cascade lasers
Quantum Cascade Laser
Absorption Spectroscopy
Uranium
Laser spectroscopy
quantum cascade lasers
laser spectroscopy
Absorption spectroscopy
uranium
absorption spectroscopy
Methane
Light sources
methane
High Performance
Radiation
radiation
uranium hexafluoride

Keywords

  • Laser absorption spectroscopy
  • Quantum cascade laser
  • Quartz enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy
  • Uranium hexafluoride (UF) enrichment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Lewicki, R., Kosterev, A. A., Toor, F., Yao, Y., Gmachl, C., Tsai, T., ... Tittel, F. K. (2010). Quantum cascade laser absorption spectroscopy of UF6 at 7.74 μm for analytical uranium enrichment measurements. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 7608). [76080E] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.841939

Quantum cascade laser absorption spectroscopy of UF6 at 7.74 μm for analytical uranium enrichment measurements. / Lewicki, Rafal; Kosterev, Anatoliy A.; Toor, Fatima; Yao, Yu; Gmachl, Claire; Tsai, Tracy; Wysocki, Gerard; Wang, Xiaojun; Troccoli, Mariano; Fong, Mary; Tittel, Frank K.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7608 2010. 76080E.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Lewicki, R, Kosterev, AA, Toor, F, Yao, Y, Gmachl, C, Tsai, T, Wysocki, G, Wang, X, Troccoli, M, Fong, M & Tittel, FK 2010, Quantum cascade laser absorption spectroscopy of UF6 at 7.74 μm for analytical uranium enrichment measurements. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 7608, 76080E, Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices VII, San Francisco, CA, United States, 1/24/10. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.841939
Lewicki R, Kosterev AA, Toor F, Yao Y, Gmachl C, Tsai T et al. Quantum cascade laser absorption spectroscopy of UF6 at 7.74 μm for analytical uranium enrichment measurements. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7608. 2010. 76080E https://doi.org/10.1117/12.841939
Lewicki, Rafal ; Kosterev, Anatoliy A. ; Toor, Fatima ; Yao, Yu ; Gmachl, Claire ; Tsai, Tracy ; Wysocki, Gerard ; Wang, Xiaojun ; Troccoli, Mariano ; Fong, Mary ; Tittel, Frank K. / Quantum cascade laser absorption spectroscopy of UF6 at 7.74 μm for analytical uranium enrichment measurements. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7608 2010.
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