The PolySense team has just published a new article on Photoacoustics Journal Elsevier (IF 7.9) reporting on folded-optics-based quartz-enhanced photoacoustic and photothermal hybrid spectroscopy (FO-QEPA-PTS).
In FO-QEPA-PTS, the detection of the photoacoustic and photothermal hybrid signal is achieved through the use of a custom quartz tuning fork (QTF). A multi-laser beam, created by a multi-pass cell (MPC) with a designed single-line spot pattern, partially strikes the inner edge of the QTF and partially passes through the prong of the QTF, thereby generating photoacoustic and photothermal hybrid signals. To assess the performance of FO-QEPA-PTS, 1 % acetylene is selected as the analyte gas and the 2f signals produced by the photoacoustic, the photothermal, and their hybrid effects are measured. Comparative analysis against QEPAS and QEPTS reveals signal gain factors of ∼ 79 and ∼ 14, respectively, when these laser beams created by MPC excite the QTF operating at fundamental resonance mode in phase. In the FO-QEPA-PTS signal, the proportions of the photoacoustic and the photothermal effects induced by the multiple beams are ∼7 % and 93 %, respectively.
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