Transport at Nanoscale Interfaces

Engineering Group

QC Laser driver and signal processing for high-speed gas spectroscopy

  • ZH-Exhalomics (a HMZ Flagship Project)
  • Compact optical instrument to detect and assess the relevance of potential biomarkers for asthma in young children’s (< 12 years) exhaled breath. Contribute to early diagnosis of asthma in children 
  • Collaboration with the Air Pollution lab (503) and University Children’s Hospital 
  • Based on the SW/HW for:
    • Drone CH4 in atmosphere
    • Balloon: H2O in stratosphere
    • Ice Core: Greenhouse gases back to 1.5 Mio. years

  • State-Machine for easy adaptions
  • Fast data acquisition
  • Synchronous QCL triggering
  • Real-time, lossless data processing
  • SoC (FPGA & µC) with Linux

  • Low noise qCW-ICW-qCW Laser driver development for Vernier QL Laser
  • Flexible current and pulse shaping modes for front / back heater and QCL driving