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Modeling and prototyping of polymer fiber-based chemical and biological agent sensors
Author(s): Michael R. Hawks; Iyad Dajani; Carl A. Kutsche; Fassil Ghebremichael
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Paper Abstract

We are studying ways to improve the performance of evanescent wave biosensors for use in detecting chemical and biological agents. We show a beam-propagation simulation that is used to determine the optimum fiber profile to achieve the desired propagation parameters. The model parameters can then be used to fabricate polymer fibers using an in-house fiber drawing apparatus. We also demonstrate a simple method of comparing the optical performance of different waveguides for use in such sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4036, Chemical and Biological Sensing, (28 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.394056
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Michael R. Hawks, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)
Iyad Dajani, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)
Carl A. Kutsche, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)
Fassil Ghebremichael, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4036:
Chemical and Biological Sensing
Patrick J. Gardner, Editor(s)

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