Integrated multi-wavelength Mid-IR light source for gas sensing

Pentti Karioja (Corresponding author), Teemu Alajoki, Matteo Cherchi, Jyrki Ollila, Mikko Harjanne, Noora Heinilehto, Soile Suomalainen, Nouman Zia, Heidi Tuorila, Jukka Viheriälä, Mircea Guina, Ryszard Buczynski, Rafal Kasztelanic, Tomi Salo, Sami Virtanen, Pawel Kluczynski, Lars Borgen, Marcin Ratajczyk, Przemyslaw Kalinowski

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Abstract

Cost effective multi-wavelength light sources are key enablers for spectroscopic applications at Mid-IR wavelength range. Utilizing a novel Mid-IR Si-based photonic integrated circuit filter and wide-band Mid-IR SLEDs, we show the concept of a light source that covers 2.7…3.5 μm wavelength range with a resolution <1nm. The spectral bands are switchable and tunable and they can be modulated. The source allows for the fabrication of an affordable multi-band gas sensor with good selectivity and sensitivity. The unit price can be lowered in high volumes by utilizing tailored molded IR lens technology and automated packaging and assembling technologies. The status of the development of the key components of the light source are reported. The Mid-IR PIC is based on the use of thick-SOI technology, SLED is based on AlGaInAsSb materials and the lenses are tailored single crystal, non-oxide glass and heavy metal oxide glasses fabricated by the use of hot-embossing. The packaging concept utilizing automated assembly tools are depicted. In safety and security applications, the Mid-IR wavelength range covered by the source allows for the detection of several harmful gas components with a single sensor. At the moment, affordable sources are not available. The market impact is expected to be disruptive, since the devices currently in the market are either complicated, expensive
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNext-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies XI
EditorsMark A. Druy, Steven M. Barnett, Luisa T.M. Profeta, Richard A. Crocombe, Abul K. Azad
PublisherInternational Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5106-1826-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-5106-1825-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventNext-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies XI - Orlando, United States
Duration: 16 Apr 201818 Apr 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
Volume10657
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceNext-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies XI
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period16/04/1818/04/18

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Mid-infrared
Light sources
light sources
Sensing
Gases
Wavelength
Infrared radiation
gases
packaging
wavelengths
Lenses
Packaging
lenses
Glass
embossing
Lens
glass
sensors
SOI (semiconductors)
spectral bands

Keywords

  • gas sensing
  • Mid-IR integrated optics
  • Mid-IR lens
  • photonics packaging
  • PIC
  • Si photonics
  • SLED

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Karioja, P., Alajoki, T., Cherchi, M., Ollila, J., Harjanne, M., Heinilehto, N., ... Kalinowski, P. (2018). Integrated multi-wavelength Mid-IR light source for gas sensing. In M. A. Druy, S. M. Barnett, L. T. M. Profeta, R. A. Crocombe, & A. K. Azad (Eds.), Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies XI [106570A] International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE. Proceedings of SPIE, Vol.. 10657 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2305712
Karioja, Pentti ; Alajoki, Teemu ; Cherchi, Matteo ; Ollila, Jyrki ; Harjanne, Mikko ; Heinilehto, Noora ; Suomalainen, Soile ; Zia, Nouman ; Tuorila, Heidi ; Viheriälä, Jukka ; Guina, Mircea ; Buczynski, Ryszard ; Kasztelanic, Rafal ; Salo, Tomi ; Virtanen, Sami ; Kluczynski, Pawel ; Borgen, Lars ; Ratajczyk, Marcin ; Kalinowski, Przemyslaw. / Integrated multi-wavelength Mid-IR light source for gas sensing. Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies XI. editor / Mark A. Druy ; Steven M. Barnett ; Luisa T.M. Profeta ; Richard A. Crocombe ; Abul K. Azad. International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE, 2018. (Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 10657).
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Karioja, P, Alajoki, T, Cherchi, M, Ollila, J, Harjanne, M, Heinilehto, N, Suomalainen, S, Zia, N, Tuorila, H, Viheriälä, J, Guina, M, Buczynski, R, Kasztelanic, R, Salo, T, Virtanen, S, Kluczynski, P, Borgen, L, Ratajczyk, M & Kalinowski, P 2018, Integrated multi-wavelength Mid-IR light source for gas sensing. in MA Druy, SM Barnett, LTM Profeta, RA Crocombe & AK Azad (eds), Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies XI., 106570A, International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE, Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 10657, Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies XI, Orlando, United States, 16/04/18. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2305712

Integrated multi-wavelength Mid-IR light source for gas sensing. / Karioja, Pentti (Corresponding author); Alajoki, Teemu; Cherchi, Matteo; Ollila, Jyrki; Harjanne, Mikko; Heinilehto, Noora; Suomalainen, Soile; Zia, Nouman; Tuorila, Heidi; Viheriälä, Jukka; Guina, Mircea; Buczynski, Ryszard; Kasztelanic, Rafal; Salo, Tomi; Virtanen, Sami; Kluczynski, Pawel; Borgen, Lars; Ratajczyk, Marcin; Kalinowski, Przemyslaw.

Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies XI. ed. / Mark A. Druy; Steven M. Barnett; Luisa T.M. Profeta; Richard A. Crocombe; Abul K. Azad. International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE, 2018. 106570A (Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 10657).

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Karioja P, Alajoki T, Cherchi M, Ollila J, Harjanne M, Heinilehto N et al. Integrated multi-wavelength Mid-IR light source for gas sensing. In Druy MA, Barnett SM, Profeta LTM, Crocombe RA, Azad AK, editors, Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies XI. International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE. 2018. 106570A. (Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 10657). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2305712