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Optical fiber with a liquid H2O core
Author(s): Peter Dress; Hilmar Franke
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Paper Abstract

A novel concept of a liquid core lightguide in cylindrical geometry is presented. The coating of a hollow core glass tube with Teflon AFR leads together with a liquid filled core to such a guide. Effective coupling was obtained and low losses were observed. Using this liquid core guide as an optical cell in a spectrometer a significant increase in sensitivity, depending on the length of the guide, may be obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 March 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2686, Integrated Optics and Microstructures III, (25 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.236134
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Peter Dress, Gerhard-Mercator Univ. Duisburg (Germany)
Hilmar Franke, Gerhard-Mercator Univ. Duisburg (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2686:
Integrated Optics and Microstructures III
Massood Tabib-Azar, Editor(s)

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