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[AAS21-P07] Measurement of stable isotope ratios of atmospheric carbon dioxide by wavelength modulation absorption spectroscopy with
Keywords:carbon dioxide, stable isotope, near-infrared absorption spectroscopy
As one of conventional measurement techniques of isotope ratios which has been used, there is isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS) technique. Although this technique has a very high measurement precision (0.01-0.1‰), it cannot be measured outside the laboratory because the device is a large. Therefore, a laser absorption spectroscopy in recent years has been attracting attention. This technique is excellent in portability since the device can be made compact. Also, because suitable selection of absorption lines prevents interference from other species, the sample can be introduced directly to the device. Therefore, the device can be carried to the location where we want to measure the stable isotope ratio of carbon dioxide, it is possible to perform real-time measurements at high time resolution.
In this study, we constructed a high-precision measuring device of atmospheric carbon dioxide stable isotope ratios, using wavelength modulation absorption spectroscopy with a newly developed 2.8 μm DFB laser and a Heriot type multi-pass reflection cell. In the measurement, absorption lines are selected in terms of being continuous of 12CO2, 13CO2 and 12C18O16O and small interference from water around 2.8 μm. Wavelength modulation absorption spectroscopy allows improved sensitivity and zero background measurement by modulating wavelengths at a high frequency and performing heterodyne detection.