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From 'Using Dimers to Measure Biosignatures and Atmospheric Pressure for Terrestrial Exoplanets'. (Read
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|"There are other possibilities; for example, an 'air laser' sensing technology developed at Princeton may be able to remotely measure airborne environmental pollutants and greenhouse gasses.
The image shows a pulse of infra-red light
from this "air laser." The center region
represents the highest intensity;
the outer areas have lower intensity light.
The technique could be used for sensing
minute quantities of gas in the air
from a distance.
Read more at 'Air Laser' Long-Range Sensor.
Also, take a look at this dual-laser sensing system under development at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
(Pump-probe photothermal spectroscopy using quantum cascade lasers)
Learn more about Dual-Laser Sensing.
(Bill Christensen 3/13/2014 2:51:21 PM)
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