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Optical fiber engineering for biological analysis
Author(s): D. Le Coq; K. Michel; Catherine Boussard-Pledel; Gilles Fonteneau; Jacques Lucas
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Paper Abstract

The glass based on the combination of the chalcogenide elements, Selenium, Tellurium and pseudo-chalcogenide Arsenic, named TAS glasses, were investigated due to their unique transparency in the infrared spectral domain. To obtain better optical quality of the glass surface, a procedure of chemical polishing using a congruent dissolution process of the glass is developed. The good performances of Te-As-Se glass fibers allow them to be used for IR evanescent wave spectroscopy analysis. The chemical polishing allows to taper TAS glass fibers which can be used as chemical sensors. The significance of the chemically tapered fiber diameter is shown in this paper. A characteristic example of biological analysis is also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 June 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4253, Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Applications, (4 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.427924
Show Author Affiliations
D. Le Coq, Univ. de Rennes I (France)
K. Michel, Univ. de Rennes I (France)
Catherine Boussard-Pledel, Univ. de Rennes I (France)
Gilles Fonteneau, Univ. de Rennes I (France)
Jacques Lucas, Univ. de Rennes I (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4253:
Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Applications
Israel Gannot, Editor(s)

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