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Use of polymer-coated AgClBr fibers for fiber optic evanascent wave spectroscopy (FEWS) of biological fluids
Author(s): Edward Bormashenko; Roman Pogreb; Semion Sutovski; Irena Vaserman; Abraham Katzir
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Paper Abstract

Silver halide IR-transmitting fibers were coated with polymer films in order to protect them from deterioration caused by interaction with biological fluids. Such coated fibers can be used for human blood serum analysis carried out the fiberoptic evanescent wave spectroscopy (FEWS) using a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer. A dip-coating procedure was worked out for coating fibers with polystyrene or silicone-elastomer thin films. Deterioration tests of coated fibers in saline solution which imitates human blood serum salts were performed. These demonstrated that the polymer layers provide protection to the fibers, while making it possible to carry out FEWS measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3570, Biomedical Sensors, Fibers, and Optical Delivery Systems, (15 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.336947
Show Author Affiliations
Edward Bormashenko, College of Judea and Samaria (Israel)
Roman Pogreb, College of Judea and Samaria (Israel)
Semion Sutovski, College of Judea and Samaria (Israel)
Irena Vaserman, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Abraham Katzir, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3570:
Biomedical Sensors, Fibers, and Optical Delivery Systems
Francesco Baldini; Nathan I. Croitoru; Martin Frenz; Ingemar Lundstroem; Mitsunobu Miyagi; Riccardo Pratesi; Otto S. Wolfbeis, Editor(s)

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