Tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS) utilizes the absorption phenomena to measure the temperature and species concentration. The main features of the TDLAS technique are its fast response and high sensitivity. Extensive research has been performed on the utilization of diode laser absorption spectroscopy for the system monitoring and its control. The TDLAS technique gives self-calibrations to reduce the noise such as particles and dusts because the laser wavelength is rapidly modulated at kHz rates. In addition, two dimensional (2D) temperature and concentration distributions can be obtained by combining computed tomography (CT) with TDLAS. The TDLAS applications have been extensively studied with great progress. This chapter largely focuses on the engineering fields, especially the practical industrial applications.
Part of the book: Temperature Sensing