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A fiber optic sensor for nerve agent
Author(s): Steven R. Cordero; Harold Mukamal; Aaron Low; Edward P. Locke; Robert A. Lieberman
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Paper Abstract

We report advances made on the development of a fiber optic nerve agent sensor having its entire length as the sensing element. The optical fiber is multimode, and consists of a fused-silica core and a nerve agent sensitive cladding. Upon exposure to sarin gas, the cladding changes color, resulting in an alteration of the light intensity throughput. The fiber is mass produced using a conventional fiber optic draw tower. This technology could replace, or be used with, a collection of point-detectors to protect personnel, buildings and perimeters from dangerous chemical attacks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6378, Chemical and Biological Sensors for Industrial and Environmental Monitoring II, 63780U (25 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.685433
Show Author Affiliations
Steven R. Cordero, Intelligent Optical Systems (United States)
Harold Mukamal, Intelligent Optical Systems (United States)
Aaron Low, Intelligent Optical Systems (United States)
Edward P. Locke, Morphix Technologies (United States)
Robert A. Lieberman, Intelligent Optical Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6378:
Chemical and Biological Sensors for Industrial and Environmental Monitoring II
Steven D. Christesen; Arthur J. Sedlacek; James B. Gillespie; Kenneth J. Ewing, Editor(s)

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