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Attenuated total reflection spectroscopy with chalcogenide bitapered fibers
Author(s): Aharon Bornstein; Moti Katz; Asher Baram; Dan Wolfman
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Paper Abstract

It is shown that bi-tapering of a chalcogenide fiber results in a substantial increase in the number of reflections from the fiber boundary. Furthermore the average angle of incidence is closer to the critical angle. As a result the ATR absorption increases substantially when bi- tapered fibers, as compared to straight ones, are used. Hence higher sensing demands may be answered by bi-tapered fiber probes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1591, Infrared Fiber Optics III, (1 January 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.56570
Show Author Affiliations
Aharon Bornstein, Soreq Nuclear Research Ctr. (Israel)
Moti Katz, Soreq Nuclear Research Ctr. (Israel)
Asher Baram, Soreq Nuclear Research Ctr. (Israel)
Dan Wolfman, Soreq Nuclear Research Ctr. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1591:
Infrared Fiber Optics III

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