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Simple, stable, and compact multiple-reflection optical cell for very long optical paths.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17676157     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A new type of multiple-reflection optical cell is presented. One of the main advantages of this type of cell is that it can be made of standard mirrors without particular tolerance while allowing a great number of reflections and thus a large optical path, only limited by the reflection coefficient of the mirrors. The configuration is simple, compact, stable, and cheap. This cell consists of three mirrors as in a White cell but its principle is different. It behaves as a multiplier of a Herriott cell from which it inherits the opto-mechanical stability qualities. The Herriott cell and the White cell are two particular cases of this type of cell. As examples, a demonstrator and an absorption cell contained in a volume of 5 l are presented. The first device is usable with a laser in visible light. The second device is usable with an infrared laser diode for the detection of atmospheric trace species.
Authors:
Claude Robert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied optics     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0003-6935     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Opt     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-06     Completed Date:  2008-01-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0247660     Medline TA:  Appl Opt     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5408-18     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie de l'Environnement (LPCE), Unité Mixte Recherche 6115, CNRS-Université d'Orléans, 3A, Avenue de la Recherche Scientifique, 45071 Orléans Cedex 2, France. claude.robert@cnrs-orleans.fr
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