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Optical Engineering • Open Access

Collectible optical power of various specially shaped multimode optical fiber probes for contact sensing
Author(s): Chao Lu; Claire Gu; Liangcai Cao; Qingsheng He; Guofan Jin

Paper Abstract

We present a theoretical analysis of the total collectible optical power of an arbitrarily shaped multimode optical fiber probe for contact sensing where the signal from the analyte is emitted or scattered on the outside surface of the fiber tip. Calculation results and optimization parameters are given for spherical, parabolic, and cone-shaped fiber probes. This analysis can be used to guide the design and optimization of various fiber sensors, including fluorescence, surface plasmon resonance, and surface enhanced Raman sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 2008
PDF: 3 pages
Opt. Eng. 47(1) 010502 doi: 10.1117/1.2829151
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 47, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Chao Lu, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Claire Gu, Univ. of California/Santa Cruz (United States)
Liangcai Cao, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Qingsheng He, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Guofan Jin, Tsinghua Univ. (China)

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