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The modification methods of polymer fiber cladding for sensing application
Author(s): Jan Aubrecht; Ladislav Kalvoda; Petr Levinský; Jaroslava Fojtíková
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Paper Abstract

Optical fibers have been used in numerous sensing applications. Specifically, polymer-clad silica optical fibers have been employed for purposes of indirect chemical or biochemical sensors. These sensors are based on the interaction of guided light beams with extrinsic reagents immobilized in the fiber cladding. For this demand, it is necessary to enrich the fiber cladding with optical reagents with suitable optical properties without mechanical damage of cladding. Dipcoating and diffusion process have been studied and compared with respect to effective incorporation of appropriate quantities of selected organic reagents into polymer cladding. Short sections of sensitized optical fibers have been tested for potential using in ammonia fiber optic sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 January 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9450, Photonics, Devices, and Systems VI, 94500L (6 January 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2070462
Show Author Affiliations
Jan Aubrecht, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Ladislav Kalvoda, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Petr Levinský, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Jaroslava Fojtíková, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9450:
Photonics, Devices, and Systems VI
Pavel Tománek; Dagmar Senderáková; Petr Páta, Editor(s)

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