Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA) from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and Enterprise Ireland (EI). A fund to enable researchers to produce novel technologies for commercialisation and to realise greater economic impact from state investments in research.

Frequency comb sources are a promising tool for spectroscopic absorption detection of multiple trace gases in the infra-red region of the spectrum. They possess a high degree of adaptability and flexibility in terms of potential target species. Proof-of-principle experiments are to be performed using a custom-designed frequency comb source for the development of a proto-type instrument for the simultaneous detection of multiple gases or gas phase isotopologues with high time resolution.


  • To demonstrate the feasibility of frequency comb sources for spectroscopic absorption.

  • To build an in situ robust proto-type for multiple trace gas detection.

  • To commercialise the product for end users.

  • To improve existing industrial processes for gas detection.




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Science Foundation Ireland Pilot Photonics Enterprise Ireland