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Thin polymer films as active components of fiber optic chemical sensors
Author(s): Henrik Pedersen; Tony Alex; H. Ling Chu; Wook-Jin Chung; George H. Sigel
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Paper Abstract

Thin polymer films provide a convenient matrix in which to support a variety of indicator molecules that are distinguished by their ability to modulate light signals when exposed to specific analytes of interest. Using this general idea, sensors have been developed from both planar waveguides and optical fibers in conjunction with thin polymer films for a variety of process monitoring and control applications. Most of these have been concerned with pH and dissolved oxygen, but many other compounds can be similarly detected. In order to better understand the sensing process, theoretical models are developed in this paper starting from a rigorous analysis of the underlying chemical and physical processes. The validation of the model for a variety of systems is shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1796, Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Fiber Sensors IV, (30 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.143506
Show Author Affiliations
Henrik Pedersen, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
Tony Alex, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
H. Ling Chu, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
Wook-Jin Chung, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
George H. Sigel, Rutgers Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1796:
Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Fiber Sensors IV
Robert A. Lieberman, Editor(s)

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