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Mid-infrared fiber optic sensors: potential and perspectives
Author(s): Boris Mizaikoff
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Paper Abstract

This review summarizes the potential and perspectives of mid- infrared optical sensing schemes with respect to the most promising fields of application and novel technological developments in this research area. Main attention is paid to sensors utilizing the principle of evanescent wave spectroscopy for the signal generation. With the availability of mid-infrared transparent fiberoptic materials, access to the mid-infrared spectral region from 2 - 20 micrometer is enabled, which provides molecule-specific information for qualitative and quantitative analysis. Novel mid-infrared light sources, such as quantum cascade lasers, the introduction of microfabrication techniques for miniaturized, mid-infrared optical components and advanced recognition layers based on molecularly imprinted polymers will be discussed as well as the potential and application of mid- infrared sensors in biology/biochemistry, clinical analysis and environmental/process monitoring.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 December 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3849, Infrared Optical Fibers and Their Applications, (10 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.372799
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Boris Mizaikoff, Vienna Univ. of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3849:
Infrared Optical Fibers and Their Applications
Mohammed Saad; James A. Harrington, Editor(s)

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