The Laser Spectroscopy Group is involved in the development of novel configurations and techniques of laser-based gas sensors.

Laser spectroscopy has proven to deliver outstanding results in terms of sensitivity, selectivity and response time. Properly designed laser gas sensors enable in-situ gas composition and concentration analysis, which have been used in numerous out-of-lab applications:

  • Concentrations of trace gases in the atmosphere can be measured e.g. with laser radar (LIDAR) methods for quantitative analysis. This includes on-line monitoring of pollutant emissions from areas requiring constant surveillance.   
  • Correlation between exhaled levels of biomarkers can aid early disease recognition.
  • Security applications, which include the detection of explosives and drugs.
  • Monitoring industrial processes, including diagnostics of combustion processes, rapid methods of material analysis, monitoring vegetation and optimizing agriculture and quality control.