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, Jukka Viheriälä, Nouman Zia, Mircea Guina, Ryszard Buczynski, Rafal Kasztelanic, Ireneusz Kujawa, Tomi Salo, Sami Virtanen, Pawel Kluczynski, Håkon Sagberg, Marcin Ratajczyk, Przemyslaw Kalinowski

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    Abstract

    Cost effective multi-wavelength light sources are key enablers for wide-scale penetration of gas sensors at Mid-IR wavelength range. Utilizing novel Mid-IR Si-based photonic integrated circuits (PICs) filter and wide-band Mid-IR Super Luminescent Light Emitting Diodes (SLEDs), we show the concept of a light source that covers 2.5...3.5 μm wavelength range with a resolution of <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 PIC is based on the use of micron-scale SOI technology, SLED is based on AlGaInAsSb materials and the lenses are tailored heavy metal oxide glasses fabricated by the use of hot-embossing. The packaging concept utilizing automated assembly tools is depicted. In safety and security applications, the Mid-IR wavelength range covered by the novel light source allows for detecting 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 and heavy instruments, or the applied measurement principles are inadequate in terms of stability and selectivity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPhotonic Instrumentation Engineering IV
    EditorsYakov G. Soskind, Craig Olson
    PublisherInternational Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE
    Number of pages9
    Volume10110
    ISBN (Electronic)9781510606616
    ISBN (Print)9781510606616
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventPhotonic Instrumentation Engineering IV - San Francisco, United States
    Duration: 28 Jan 2017 → …

    Publication series

    SeriesProceedings of SPIE
    VolumeVol. 10110
    ISSN0277-786X

    Conference

    ConferencePhotonic Instrumentation Engineering IV
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Francisco
    Period28/01/17 → …

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    Mid-infrared
    Light sources
    light sources
    Sensing
    Gases
    Wavelength
    Infrared radiation
    Chemical sensors
    gases
    packaging
    wavelengths
    Photonics
    Photonic Integrated Circuits
    integrated circuits
    Light emitting diodes
    Integrated circuits
    Gas Sensor
    Lenses
    sensors
    Packaging

    Keywords

    • Hot-embossing
    • Mid-IR optics
    • photonics packaging automation
    • PIC
    • Si photonics
    • SLED

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    Karioja, P., Alajoki, T., Cherchi, M., Ollila, J., Harjanne, M., Heinilehto, N., ... Kalinowski, P. (2017). Multi-wavelength mid-IR light source for gas sensing. In Y. G. Soskind, & C. Olson (Eds.), Photonic Instrumentation Engineering IV (Vol. 10110). [101100P] International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE. Proceedings of SPIE, Vol.. Vol. 10110 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2249126
    Karioja, Pentti ; Alajoki, Teemu ; Cherchi, Matteo ; Ollila, Jyrki ; Harjanne, Mikko ; Heinilehto, Noora ; Suomalainen, Soile ; Viheriälä, Jukka ; Zia, Nouman ; Guina, Mircea ; Buczynski, Ryszard ; Kasztelanic, Rafal ; Kujawa, Ireneusz ; Salo, Tomi ; Virtanen, Sami ; Kluczynski, Pawel ; Sagberg, Håkon ; Ratajczyk, Marcin ; Kalinowski, Przemyslaw. / Multi-wavelength mid-IR light source for gas sensing. Photonic Instrumentation Engineering IV. editor / Yakov G. Soskind ; Craig Olson. Vol. 10110 International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE, 2017. (Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. Vol. 10110).
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    Karioja P, Alajoki T, Cherchi M, Ollila J, Harjanne M, Heinilehto N et al. Multi-wavelength mid-IR light source for gas sensing. In Soskind YG, Olson C, editors, Photonic Instrumentation Engineering IV. Vol. 10110. International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE. 2017. 101100P. (Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. Vol. 10110). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2249126