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Front. Phys. | doi: 10.3389/fphy.2019.00199

A near-infrared trace CO2 detection system based on an 1580 nm tunable diode laser using a cascaded integrator comb (CIC) filter -assisted wavelength modulation technique and a digital lock- in amplifier

 Guolin Li1*, Enting Dong1 and Wenhai Ji1
  • 1College of Control Science and Engineering, China University of Petroleum, China

A near-infrared trace CO2 detection system was experimentally demonstrated based on an 1580 nm distributed feedback (DFB) laser using a cascaded integrator comb (CIC) filter-assisted wavelength modulation spectroscopy (WMS) technique and a digital lock-in amplifier (DLIA). An 1580 nm DFB laser emitting at 1579.1nm was selected as the light source. A multi-pass cell (MPGC with a 30m- long path) was adopted as the absorption cell. A DLIA was developed to extract the second harmonic WMS (WMS-2f) signal. The cascade-integrated comb filter (CICF) and the finite impulse response (FIR) low-pass filter were combined in the DLIA to improve the performance of DLIA. Three methods of PD (Peak detection), LIA, CICF-assisted WMS and DLIA were adopted to detect the CO2 concentration levels and the anti-interference performance of each detection method was analyzed. The experimental results indicated that compared with the peak detection and the lock-in amplifier method of the CICF-assisted WMS and DLIA developed in this manuscript had the highest linearity and precision. When the integration time is 3s, the LOD of the system was predicted to be 0.0812 ppm. Due to the advantages of high sensitivity, a low detection limit and a rapid response, the CO2 detection system reported in this manuscript has a good application prospect in the area of oilfield associated gases detection.n lock-in amplifiers, the digital lock-in amplifiers in this paper are simple in structure, small in size, low in cost, and easy to integrate. They have good application prospects in the field of gas detection.

Keywords: TDLAS, tunable diode laser, CIC filter, WMS, Lock-in amplifiers

Received: 16 Sep 2019; Accepted: 08 Nov 2019.

Copyright: © 2019 Li, Dong and Ji. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: PhD. Guolin Li, College of Control Science and Engineering, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao, China, liguolin@upc.edu.cn