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Computationally-enhanced molecular sensing using optical frequency combs

Project description

A viable laser-based approach to monitoring organic pollutants in the air

Air pollution poses an increasing threat to large cities, but monitoring volatile organic compounds and persistent organic pollutants using existing electrochemical or laser-based technologies is challenging. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the CEMoS-OFC project plans to develop a new class of broadband and high-resolution laser spectrometers for open-path air monitoring. The instruments will leverage a pair of optical frequency comb sources that operate in the mid-infrared region, where volatile organic compounds and persistent organic pollutants have their signature absorption lines. Using this real-time computational signal enhancement method and eliminating the need for complex electronics, the project paves the way for practical measurements of multi-species gas mixtures over open-path channels spanning hundreds of metres.


Net EU contribution
€ 149 625,60
Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27
50-370 Wroclaw

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00