Due to the fact of global warming, air quality deterioration and health concern over the past few decades, great demands and tremendous efforts for new technology to detect hazard gases such as CH4, CO2, CO, H2S, and HONO have been performed. Tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS) is a kind of technology with advantages of high sensitivity, high selectivity, and fast responsivity. It has been widely used in the applications of greenhouse gas measurements, industrial process control, combustion gas measurements, medicine, and so on. In this chapter, we will briefly summarize the most recent progress on TDLAS technology and present several kinds of gas sensors developed mainly by our group for various field applications. These could expand from energy, environment, and public safety to medical science.
Part of the book: Green Electronics
Temperature is an important physical quantity in most industrial processes. Distributed temperature sensor (DTS), fiber Bragg grating (FBG), and tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS) are three primary techniques for temperature measurement using fiber optic sensing and spectrum technology. The DTS system can monitor space temperature field along the fiber in real time. In addition, it also can locate a fire source using two sections of optical fibers which are placed orthogonally to each other. The FBG temperature sensor is used to measure the point temperature. The temperature sensitivity of the bare FBG is 10.68 pm/°C and the linearity is 0.99954 in the range of 30–100°C. Based on tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS), two-dimensional (2D) distribution reconstructions of gas temperature are realized using an algebraic reconstruction technique (ART). The results are in agreement with the simulation results, and the time resolution is less than 1 s.
Part of the book: Temperature Sensing