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In this Letter, clamp-type quartz tuning fork enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy (Clamp-type QEPAS) is proposed and realized through the design, realization, and testing of clamp-type quartz tuning forks (QTFs) for photoacoustic gas sensing. The clamp-type QTF provides a wavefront-shaped aperture with a diameter up to 1 mm, while keeping Q factors > 104. This novel, to the best of our knowledge, design results in a more than ten times increase in the area available for laser beam focusing for the QEPAS technique with respect to a standard QTF. The wavefront-shaped clamp-type prongs effectively improve the acoustic wave coupling efficiency. The possibility to implement a micro-resonator system for clamp-type QTF is also investigated. A signal-to-noise enhancement of ∼30 times has been obtained with a single-tube acoustic micro resonator length of 8 mm, ∼20% shorter than the dual-tube micro-resonator employed in a conventional QEPAS system.


Qian Wu, Haohua Lv, Leqing Lin, Hongpeng Wu, Marilena Giglio, Wenguo Zhu, Yongchun Zhong, Angelo Sampaolo, Pietro Patimisco, Lei Dong, Vincenzo Spagnolo, Jianhui Yu, Huadan Zheng. Clamp-type quartz tuning fork enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy. Optics letters. 2022 Sep 01;47(17):4556-4559

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