Prompt Standoff Detection of Nuclear Proliferation by Excited State Absorption of Radiation Ionized Air Molecules
Project Award Date: 08-01-2011
ITTC researchers are developing an innovative laser radar system that demonstrates the feasibility of standard-off detection of radiation. In this system, ionized air molecules due to nuclear radiation, such as alpha ray and beta ray, introduce stimulated absorption of the laser probe beam. The technique has the potential to allow longer standoff distance.
Primary Sponsor(s): Pennsylvania State University