Laser Remote Sensing

By 2018-06-14Engineering

Laser Remote Sensing (LRS) combines the advantages of laser’s ability to excite atoms and molecules and radar’s ability for remote sensing. LRS relies on the “fingerprints” induced by laser excitation, absorption and ablation of the elements or chemicals for detection. There are many types of LRS, e.g. Differential Absorption LIDAR (DIAL), Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF), and Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and etc. LRS has found its application in environmental characterization, global atmospherical monitoring, geological survey, oceanographic mapping, and potential in Homeland security.

AEC scientists will help users to identify and design laser and sensor technology as well as computational softwares for their application.

AEC has successfully interfaced and integrated an array of laser and sensors which include:

  • UV/VIS spectrometer (Varian),
  • Laser induced optogalvanic calibration unit (Laser Analytic, Inc.),
  • FTIR (NASA -remote sensor),
  • Laser induced fluorescence (LIF) detector (AEC),
  • Laser induced emission detector (AEC),
  • Laser induced breakdown (LIB) spectrometer (LANL) and optical fiber based optical emission spectrometer (Chromex, Inc.)
  • Hand-held optical fiber optics spectrometer (Ocean Optics).

You are welcome to download a presentation on Laser Remote Sensing and three publications:

  1. American Env. 97, Analysis of matrix effect of RCRA metal elements in soil measured by an in situ laser-induced breakdown spectrometer
  2. American Env. 98, Analysis of solid material by laser-induced plasmas
  3. Physics Essay, 2000, Cooperative and Relaxation Mechanisms in Laser-induced Plasma

Laser Remote Sensing has proven benefits in the fields of machining, manufacturing and general engineering. Our products and services have been demonstrated successfully in the following areas of application: publication and demonstration.