Jacek Wojtas

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Breath is a rich mixture containing numerous volatile organic compounds at trace amounts (ppbv-pptv level) such as: hydrocarbons, alcohols, ketones, aldehydes, esters or heterocycles. The presence of some of them depends on health status. Therefore, breath analysis might be useful for clinical diagnostics, therapy monitoring and control of metabolic or(More)
The paper presents analyses of current research projects connected with explosive material sensors. Sensors are described assigned to X and γ radiation, optical radiation sensors, as well as detectors applied in gas chromatography, electrochemical and chemical sensors. Furthermore, neutron techniques and magnetic resonance devices were analyzed. Special(More)
This article presents design issues of high-sensitive laser absorption spectroscopy systems for nitrogen oxides (NO(x)) detection. Examples of our systems and their investigation results are also described. The constructed systems use one of the most sensitive methods, cavity enhanced absorption spectroscopy (CEAS). They operate at different wavelength(More)
The paper presents one of the laser absorption spectroscopy techniques as an effective tool for sensitive analysis of trace gas species in human breath. Characterization of nitric oxide, carbonyl sulphide and ethane, and the selection of their absorption lines are described. Experiments with some biomarkers showed that detection of pathogenic changes at the(More)
Abstract: A silicon integrated circuit is reported for radiating picosecond pulses with tunable repetition rate, covering frequencies from 30 GHz to 1.03 THz. This source is used in a gas spectroscopy setup to measure the absorption lines of ammonia and water in the terahertz region. OCIS codes: (120.6200) Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation;(More)
The paper presents results of experimental tests of the quantum cascade laser from Alpes Lasers company in terms of its application in the optic communication system in an open space. The measurements involved the current – voltage characteristics while measuring also the average power of emitted radiation, and spectral characteristics for different(More)
The paper presents some practical aspects of cavity enhanced absorption spectroscopy application in detection of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), nitrous oxide (N2O), nitric oxide (NO) and carbon monoxide (CO). These gases are very important for monitoring of environment. There are shown results of lab-setups for N2O, NO, CO detection and portable sensor of NO2. The(More)
UNLABELLED Great interest of scientific community is observed recently over non-invasive tests methods dedicated to diagnose disease states using biomarkers. The ability to detect these substances in the human breath can provide valuable information about disorder of biochemical processes in the body. Breath analysis is non-invasive, painless and can(More)
Broadband, mid-infrared supercontinuum generation in a step-index fluoroindate fibre is reported. By using ~70-picosecond laser pulses at 2.02 μm, provided by an optical parametric generator, a wide spectrum with a cut-off wavelength at 5.25 μm and a 5-dB bandwidth covering the entire 2-5 μm spectral interval has been demonstrated for the first time. The(More)