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Active polymer materials for optical fiber CO2 sensors
Author(s): Karol Wysokiński; Marta Filipowicz; Tomasz Stańczyk; Stanisław Lipiński; Marek Napierała; Michał Murawski; Tomasz Nasiłowski
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Paper Abstract

CO2 optical fiber sensors based on polymer active materials are presented in this paper. Ethyl cellulose was proven to be a good candidate for a matrix material of the sensor, since it gives porous, thick and very sensitive layers. Low-cost sensors based on polymer optical fibers have been elaborated. Sensors have been examined for their sensitivity to CO2, temperature and humidity. Response time during cyclic exposures to CO2 have been also determined. Special layers exhibiting irreversible change of color during exposure to carbon dioxide have been developed. They have been verified for a possible use in smart food packaging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 April 2017
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 10323, 25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 103234I (23 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2265623
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Karol Wysokiński, InPhoTech SP z o. o. (Poland)
Marta Filipowicz, InPhoTech SP z o. o. (Poland)
Tomasz Stańczyk, InPhoTech SP z o. o. (Poland)
Stanisław Lipiński, InPhoTech SP z o. o. (Poland)
Marek Napierała, InPhoTech SP z o. o. (Poland)
IPT Safety (Poland)
Michał Murawski, Polskie Ctr. Fotoniki i Światłowodów (Poland)
Tomasz Nasiłowski, InPhoTech SP z o. o. (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10323:
25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Youngjoo Chung; Wei Jin; Byoungho Lee; John Canning; Kentaro Nakamura; Libo Yuan, Editor(s)

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