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Fiber optic hydrocarbon sensor system
Author(s): George Fischer; Edward F. Carome; Vilnis E. Kubulins; Lloyd W. Burgess
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Paper Abstract

A fiber-optic hydrocarbon vapor sensor system was developed for environmental and industrial process monitoring in spill (alarm, level) and continuous (control) modes. The transducer consists of three optical fibers made reflective and optically coupled at their distal end, and mounted in a capillary. Light from an LED is launched in the source fiber, coupled to sensing and reference fibers at their distal ends, and fed back and monitored at the source. The optical transmission of a sensing fiber section is made sensitive to chemicals to be monitored and exposed to the ambient. Sensor system design and test results are presented. Its transductance can be altered easily by varying the geometry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1992
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1587, Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Fiber Sensors III, (1 March 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.56552
Show Author Affiliations
George Fischer, BP America Research (United States)
Edward F. Carome, Edjewise Sensor Products, Inc. (United States)
Vilnis E. Kubulins, Edjewise Sensor Products, Inc. (United States)
Lloyd W. Burgess, Univ. of Washington (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1587:
Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Fiber Sensors III

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