SOMMA project

Sensor Optical Multi-purpose Mid-IR Applications

This project has the scope to develop a multipurpose sensing platform based on broadly tunable laser sources QCL-XT developed by Alpes in the Mid-IR range. 


These sensors will initially target two main applications within the project consortium, i.e. continuous monitoring of CF4 emissions in presence of CH4 and Fatty Acid Methyl Ester detection.


The broad tunability of the laser will allow the detection of substances in liquid phase, such as contaminations in jet-fuel, as well as multi-gas sensing, such as continuous CF4 measurements in presence of CH4, H2O, N2O.


For Somma project, Alpes developed laser sources operated in CW in single-mode operation with a spectral coverage bigger than 3% of the central wavelength.

Funding programme type: Eurostars

Grant reference #: 11040

Duration: 36 months

Total budget: 2,050,862.9 €

Website: SOMMA project on ERA-LEARN


Alpes Lasers SA (CH), NEO Monitors AS (NO), QuantaRed Technologies GmbH (AT), Norsk Elektro Optik AS (NO)

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