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Miniaturized integrated optic chemical sensors for environmental monitoring and remediation
Author(s): Edgar A. Mendoza; Daniel P. Robinson; Robert A. Lieberman
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Paper Abstract

The use of integrated optic chemical sensors in environmental monitoring and remediation applications offers many advantages, the most prominent being that they can easily accommodate multiple sensing-elements, are miniaturized, lightweight, and immune to electromagnetic interference. We are developing versatile, multi-analyte, micro-miniaturized integrated optic chemical sensor (IOCS) technologies for use in closed-loop control and process monitoring for industrial and environmental applications. We have demonstrated a complete integrated optic sensor system and tested it by simultaneously identifying and quantifying samples containing traces of metal ions in a water stream. Conversion of the optical information into control signals is accomplished by a wavelength-division multiplexed optoelectronic unit, which can be remotely located, connected via optical fibers. The simplicity of this process makes this a very promising approach for the fabrication of commercially viable integrated optic devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 December 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2836, Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Fiber Sensors VIII, (10 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.260580
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Edgar A. Mendoza, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Daniel P. Robinson, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Robert A. Lieberman, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2836:
Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Fiber Sensors VIII
Robert A. Lieberman, Editor(s)

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