Stripline split-ring resonator with integrated optogalvanic sample cell
2014 (English)In: Laser Physics Letters, ISSN 1612-2011, Vol. 11, no 4, 045701- p.Article in journal, Letter (Refereed) Published
Intracavity optogalvanic spectroscopy (ICOGS) has been proposed as a method for unambiguous detection of rare isotopes. Of particular interest is 14C, where detection of extremely low concentrations in the 1:1015 range (14C:12C), is of interest in, e.g., radiocarbon dating and pharmaceutical sciences. However, recent reports show that ICOGS suffers from substantial problems with reproducibility. To qualify ICOGS as an analytical method, more stable and reliable plasma generation and signal detection are needed. In our proposed setup, critical parameters have been improved. We have utilized a stripline split-ring resonator microwave-induced microplasma source to excite and sustain the plasma. Such a microplasma source offers several advantages over conventional ICOGS plasma sources. For example, the stripline split-ring resonator concept employs separated plasma generation and signal detection, which enables sensitive detection at stable plasma conditions. The concept also permits in situ observation of the discharge conditions, which was found to improve reproducibility. Unique to the stripline split-ring resonator microplasma source of in this study, is that the optogalvanic sample cell has been embedded in the device itself. This integration enabled improved temperature control and more stable and accurate signal detection. Significant improvements are demonstrated, including reproducibility, signal-to-noise ratio and precision.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institute of Physics (IOP), 2014. Vol. 11, no 4, 045701- p.
Optogalvanic spectroscopy, Laser-assisted ratio analyzer, Split-ring resonator, microwave-induced microplasma source
Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics Other Materials Engineering
Research subject Physics; Engineering Science with specialization in Microsystems Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-218769DOI: 10.1088/1612-2011/11/4/045701ISI: 000332768800011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-218769DiVA: diva2:697157
FunderSwedish Research Council, A0442201