Abstract

A two-beam differential laser absorption technique is used to measure U238 absorption spectra with high signal-to-noise ratios in an atmospheric pressure laser-induced plasma. High-resolution absorption spectra are presented for the U238 861 nm transition in the presence of dry air at pressures up to 760 Torr. A spectral linewidth (FWHM) of 2.23±0.13GHz was found for the U238 line in dry air at 760 Torr. Absorption spectrum measurements using a low U238 concentration NIST glass standard were used to demonstrate sensitivity of the approach.

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Iimura, H.

M. Miyabe, M. Oba, H. Iimura, K. Akaoka, Y. Maruyama, H. Ohba, M. Tampo, and I. Wakaida, Appl. Phys. A 112, 87 (2013).
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Jones, C. R.

Karch, L.

King, L. A.

I. B. Gornushkin, L. A. King, B. W. Smith, N. Omenetto, and J. D. Winefordner, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 54, 1207 (1999).
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I. B. Gornushkin, J. M. Anzano, L. A. King, B. W. Smith, N. Omenetto, and J. D. Winefordner, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 54, 491 (1999).
[CrossRef]

L. A. King, I. B. Gornushkin, D. Pappas, B. W. Smith, and J. D. Winefordner, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 54, 1771 (1999).
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F. R. Doucet, G. Lithgow, R. Kosierb, P. Bouchard, and M. Sabsabi, J. Anal. At. Spectrom. 26, 536 (2011).
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G. C. Y. Chan, X. Mao, I. Choi, A. Sarkar, O. P. Lam, D. K. Shuh, and R. E. Russo, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 89, 40 (2013).
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H. Liu, A. Quentmeier, and K. Niemax, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 57, 1611 (2002).
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Mao, X.

G. C. Y. Chan, X. Mao, I. Choi, A. Sarkar, O. P. Lam, D. K. Shuh, and R. E. Russo, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 89, 40 (2013).
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Miyabe, M.

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B. W. Smith, A. Quentmeier, M. Bolshov, and K. Niemax, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 54, 943 (1999).
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Oba, M.

M. Miyabe, M. Oba, H. Iimura, K. Akaoka, Y. Maruyama, H. Ohba, M. Tampo, and I. Wakaida, Appl. Phys. A 112, 87 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Ohba, H.

M. Miyabe, M. Oba, H. Iimura, K. Akaoka, Y. Maruyama, H. Ohba, M. Tampo, and I. Wakaida, Appl. Phys. A 112, 87 (2013).
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Omenetto, N.

I. B. Gornushkin, J. M. Anzano, L. A. King, B. W. Smith, N. Omenetto, and J. D. Winefordner, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 54, 491 (1999).
[CrossRef]

I. B. Gornushkin, L. A. King, B. W. Smith, N. Omenetto, and J. D. Winefordner, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 54, 1207 (1999).
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Palmer, B. A.

Pappas, D.

L. A. King, I. B. Gornushkin, D. Pappas, B. W. Smith, and J. D. Winefordner, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 54, 1771 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Petit, A.

W. Pietsch, A. Petit, and A. Briand, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 53, 751 (1998).
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Pietsch, W.

W. Pietsch, A. Petit, and A. Briand, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 53, 751 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Quentmeier, A.

H. Liu, A. Quentmeier, and K. Niemax, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 57, 1611 (2002).
[CrossRef]

A. Quentmeier, M. Bolshov, and K. Niemax, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 56, 45 (2001).
[CrossRef]

B. W. Smith, A. Quentmeier, M. Bolshov, and K. Niemax, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 54, 943 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Radziemski, L. J.

Russo, R. E.

G. C. Y. Chan, X. Mao, I. Choi, A. Sarkar, O. P. Lam, D. K. Shuh, and R. E. Russo, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 89, 40 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Sabsabi, M.

F. R. Doucet, G. Lithgow, R. Kosierb, P. Bouchard, and M. Sabsabi, J. Anal. At. Spectrom. 26, 536 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Sarkar, A.

G. C. Y. Chan, X. Mao, I. Choi, A. Sarkar, O. P. Lam, D. K. Shuh, and R. E. Russo, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 89, 40 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Shen, X. K.

Shuh, D. K.

G. C. Y. Chan, X. Mao, I. Choi, A. Sarkar, O. P. Lam, D. K. Shuh, and R. E. Russo, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 89, 40 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Smith, B. W.

I. B. Gornushkin, L. A. King, B. W. Smith, N. Omenetto, and J. D. Winefordner, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 54, 1207 (1999).
[CrossRef]

I. B. Gornushkin, J. M. Anzano, L. A. King, B. W. Smith, N. Omenetto, and J. D. Winefordner, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 54, 491 (1999).
[CrossRef]

B. W. Smith, A. Quentmeier, M. Bolshov, and K. Niemax, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 54, 943 (1999).
[CrossRef]

L. A. King, I. B. Gornushkin, D. Pappas, B. W. Smith, and J. D. Winefordner, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 54, 1771 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Smithwick, R.

Tampo, M.

M. Miyabe, M. Oba, H. Iimura, K. Akaoka, Y. Maruyama, H. Ohba, M. Tampo, and I. Wakaida, Appl. Phys. A 112, 87 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Vergès, J.

Wakaida, I.

M. Miyabe, M. Oba, H. Iimura, K. Akaoka, Y. Maruyama, H. Ohba, M. Tampo, and I. Wakaida, Appl. Phys. A 112, 87 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Winefordner, J. D.

L. A. King, I. B. Gornushkin, D. Pappas, B. W. Smith, and J. D. Winefordner, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 54, 1771 (1999).
[CrossRef]

I. B. Gornushkin, J. M. Anzano, L. A. King, B. W. Smith, N. Omenetto, and J. D. Winefordner, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 54, 491 (1999).
[CrossRef]

I. B. Gornushkin, L. A. King, B. W. Smith, N. Omenetto, and J. D. Winefordner, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 54, 1207 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Wyart, J. F.

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. A

M. Miyabe, M. Oba, H. Iimura, K. Akaoka, Y. Maruyama, H. Ohba, M. Tampo, and I. Wakaida, Appl. Phys. A 112, 87 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Spectrosc.

Appl. Surf. Sci.

B. A. Bushaw and M. L. Alexander, Appl. Surf. Sci. 127, 935 (1998).
[CrossRef]

J. Anal. At. Spectrom.

F. R. Doucet, G. Lithgow, R. Kosierb, P. Bouchard, and M. Sabsabi, J. Anal. At. Spectrom. 26, 536 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am.

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

J. Res. Natl. Inst. Stan.

C. H. Corliss, J. Res. Natl. Inst. Stan. 80A, 7 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Spectrochim. Acta Part B

I. B. Gornushkin, L. A. King, B. W. Smith, N. Omenetto, and J. D. Winefordner, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 54, 1207 (1999).
[CrossRef]

C. Aragón and J. A. Aguilera, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 63, 893 (2008).
[CrossRef]

G. C. Y. Chan, X. Mao, I. Choi, A. Sarkar, O. P. Lam, D. K. Shuh, and R. E. Russo, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 89, 40 (2013).
[CrossRef]

H. Liu, A. Quentmeier, and K. Niemax, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 57, 1611 (2002).
[CrossRef]

A. Quentmeier, M. Bolshov, and K. Niemax, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 56, 45 (2001).
[CrossRef]

B. W. Smith, A. Quentmeier, M. Bolshov, and K. Niemax, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 54, 943 (1999).
[CrossRef]

W. Pietsch, A. Petit, and A. Briand, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 53, 751 (1998).
[CrossRef]

B. A. Bushaw and N. C. Anheier, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 64, 1259 (2009).
[CrossRef]

L. A. King, I. B. Gornushkin, D. Pappas, B. W. Smith, and J. D. Winefordner, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 54, 1771 (1999).
[CrossRef]

I. B. Gornushkin, J. M. Anzano, L. A. King, B. W. Smith, N. Omenetto, and J. D. Winefordner, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 54, 491 (1999).
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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Time-resolved absorbance in 760 Torr dry air for the 1.3% uranium filter glass. (a) Probe absorbance at peak of uranium absorption. (b) Reference absorbance, detuned 20 GHz from peak. (c) Differential absorption averaged over 40 pulses. (d) Same as (c), but with probe beam tuned off-resonance.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Absorbance spectrum of U238 861 nm transition in dry air at 760 Torr (open) and 300 Torr (filled) at 7 μs time delay. The 1.3% uranium filter glass was used as the sample.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Pressure-dependence of linewidths: Gaussian width (filled circles), Lorentzian width (open circles), and FWHM (triangles). Uncertainty for all widths does not exceed ±0.13GHz. Data was obtained from the 1.3% uranium filter glass.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Absorption spectrum for NIST 610 glass sample in 760 Torr Ar at time delay of 35 μs. (a) Single-beam measurement and (b) differential absorption measurement with a Voigt fit.

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