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Hybrid optical security system using photonic crystals and MEMS devices
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Paper Abstract

An important issue in security systems is that of selection of the appropriate detectors or sensors, whose sensitivity guarantees functional reliability whilst avoiding false alarms. Modern technology enables the optimization of sensor systems, tailored to specific risk factors. In optical security systems, one of the safety parameters considered is the spectral range in which the excitation signal is associated with a risk factor. Advanced safety systems should be designed taking into consideration the possible occurrence of, often multiple, complex risk factors, which can be identified individually. The hazards of concern in this work are chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial compounds present in the forms of gases and aerosols. The proposed sensor solution is a hybrid optical system consisting of a multi-spectral structure of photonic crystals associated with a MEMS (Micro Electro-Mechanical System) resonator. The crystallographic structures of carbon present in graphene rings and graphenecarbon nanotube nanocomposites have properties which make them desirable for use in detectors. The advantage of this system is a multi-spectral sensitivity at the same time as narrow-band selectivity for the identification of risk factors. It is possible to design a system optimized for detecting specified types of risk factor from very complex signals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 November 2017
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10440, Optical Materials and Biomaterials in Security and Defence Systems Technology XIV, 104400N (6 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2278109
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Jerzy Ciosek, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Roman Ostrowski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10440:
Optical Materials and Biomaterials in Security and Defence Systems Technology XIV
Roberto Zamboni; François Kajzar; Attila A. Szep; Katarzyna Matczyszyn, Editor(s)

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