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Innovative fiber systems for laser medicine and technology
Author(s): Viatcheslav G. Artiouchenko; Cezar Wojciechowski
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Paper Abstract

Development of Polycrystalline Infrared (PIR-) fibers extruded from solid solutions of AgCl/AgBr has opened a new horizon of molecular spectroscopy applications in 4 - 18 micron range of spectra. PIR-fiber cables and probes could be coupled with a variety of Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectrometer and Tunable Diode Lasers (TDL), including pig tailing of Mercury Cadmium Tellurium (MCT) detectors. Using these techniques no sample preparation is necessary for PIR-fiber probes to measure reflection and absorption spectra, in situ, in vivo, in real time and even multiplexed. Such PIR-fiber probes have been used for evanescent absorption spectroscopy of malignant tissue and skin surface diagnostics in-vivo, glucose detection in blood as well as crude oil composition analysis, for organic pollution and nuclear waste monitoring. A review of various PIR-fiber applications in medicine, industry and environment control is presented. The synergy of PIR-fibers flexibility with a super high spectral resolution of TDL spectrometers with Δν=10-4cm-1, provides the unique tool for gas analysis, specifically when PIR-fibers are coupled as pigtails with MCT-detectors and Pb-salt lasers. Design of multichannel PIR-fiber tailed TDL spectrometer could be used as a portable device for multispectral gas analysis at 1 ppb level of detectivity for various applications in medicine and biotechnology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5576, Lightguides and their Applications II, (8 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.581771
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Viatcheslav G. Artiouchenko, A.R.T. Photonics GmbH (Germany)
Cezar Wojciechowski, A.R.T. Photonics GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5576:
Lightguides and their Applications II
Jan Wojcik; Waldemar Wojcik, Editor(s)

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