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Fiber optic sensor for H2 gas detection in the presence of methane based on Pd/WO3 low-coherence interferometric structure
Author(s): Erwin Maciak
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Paper Abstract

In this paper I report the preparation and characterisation of an improved hydrogen gas sensor with a better sensitivity, using an amorphous thin WO3 film covered Pd film. Using a very sensitive optical sensing technique, such as the interference phenomena and a special configuration of the sensing structure were obtained interested results showing the influence of H2 gas on the optical sensor response. I present the design and results for an interferometric fiber optic hydrogen gas sensor, the Intrinsic Fabry-Perot Interferometer (IFPI), which uses the changing properties of layered interferometric sensing structure Pd/WO3 to detect hydrogen gas concentrations in the 500 – 2,000 ppm in synthetic dry air, with the working temperature at 80 °C in the presence of CH4.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10455, 12th Conference on Integrated Optics: Sensors, Sensing Structures, and Methods, 104550W (1 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2282891
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Erwin Maciak, Silesian Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10455:
12th Conference on Integrated Optics: Sensors, Sensing Structures, and Methods
Przemyslaw Struk; Tadeusz Pustelny, Editor(s)

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