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Gerard Wysocki

Electrical Engineering


Wysocki conducts research that is primarily focused on the development of mid-infrared laser spectroscopic instrumentation for applications in trace-gas detection and chemical sensing. The target applications range from atmospheric chemistry, environmental detection and bio-medical research, to industrial emission monitoring and process control.

His current research interests include development of new tunable mid-infrared lasers and their applications to multi-species molecular detection, studies of new molecular dispersion sensing techniques for in-situ and remote chemical analysis and quantification, mid-infrared radiometry for passive atmospheric sounding and development of distributed laser-spectroscopic sensor networks for real-time, large-area, in-situ trace-gas monitoring and pollution mapping.

Relevant Publications

G. Wysocki, and D. Weidmann, "Molecular dispersion spectroscopy for chemical sensing using chirped mid-infrared quantum cascade laser," Opt. Expr. 18, 26123-26140 (2010).

R. Lewicki, J. H. Doty, R. F. Curl, F. K. Tittel, and G. Wysocki, "Ultrasensitive detection of nitric oxide at 5.33 mm by using external cavity quantum cascade laser-based Faraday rotation spectroscopy," Proc Natl Acad Sci 106, 12587-12592 (2009).

T. Tsai, and G. Wysocki, "External-cavity quantum cascade lasers with fast wavelength scanning," Appl Phys B 100, 243-251 (2010).

S. So, E. Jeng, and G. Wysocki, "VCSEL based Faraday rotation spectroscopy with a modulated and static magnetic field for trace molecular oxygen detection," Appl Phys B 102, 279-291 (2011).

D. Weidmann, T. Tsai, N. A. Macleod, and G. Wysocki, "Atmospheric observations of multiple molecular species using ultra-high-resolution external cavity quantum cascade laser heterodyne radiometry," Opt. Lett. 36, 1951-1953 (2011).

W. Zhao, G. Wysocki, W. Chen, E. Fertein, D. Le Coq, D. Petitprez, and W. Zhang, "Sensitive and selective detection of OH radicals using Faraday rotation spectroscopy at 2.8 µm," Opt. Expr. 19, 2493-2501 (2011).