标题：Pptv-Level Intra-Cavity QEPAS Sensor for Acetylene Detection Using a High Power Q-Switched Fiber Laser
作者：Zhang, Qinduan; Chang, Jun; Cong, Zhenhua; Bong, Yiwen; Wang, Zongliang; Wang, Fupeng; Sun, Jiachen
作者机构：[Zhang, Qinduan; Chang, Jun; Cong, Zhenhua; Bong, Yiwen; Wang, Fupeng; Sun, Jiachen] Shandong Univ, Shandong Prov Key Lab Laser Technol & Applicat, Sc 更多
通讯作者：Chang, J;Chang, Jun
通讯作者地址：[Chang, J]Shandong Univ, Shandong Prov Key Lab Laser Technol & Applicat, Sch Informat Sci & Engn, Qingdao 266200, Shandong, Peoples R China.
来源：IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL
关键词：QEPAS; gas sensor; fiber lasers
摘要：A high-sensitivity quartz enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy (QEPAS) system based on acousto-optic Q-switched fiber laser for C2H2 detection was proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The gas sensor system coupled an erbium-doped fiber laser with a custom-made transmission quartz tuning fork structure. An acousto-optic modulator was used to perform amplitude modulation at a modulation frequency of 32.76 kHz and the system achieved a maximum intra-cavity peak pulse power of 6 W. The system response relationship between the peak pulse power and QEPAS signals confirms that saturation does not occur with the laser power less than 6 W. Preliminary measurements of the sensor response to C2H2 concentrations have been made with pure N-2 as a carrier gas, and the experimental results showed the relationship between QEPAS signal amplitude and the C2H2 concentrations have a good linearity (R-square = 0.99918). Finally, trace gas measurements have been assessed and a minimum detection limit of 101 pptv within 20 ms integration time for C2H2 has been achieved. This paper provides a valuable gas sensor for practical project application.