Share Email Print

Proceedings Paper

Sensor for measurement of hydrocarbons concentration based on optic fiber
Author(s): Joanna Pawłat; Xuefeng Li; Takahiro Matsuo; Yura Zimin; Toshitsugu Ueda
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

Measuring system based on Photonic Bandgap Fiber (PBGF), which will be able to detect, distinguish and measure the concentration of various aliphatic hydrocarbons is proposed. Such a system can be applied on each stage of fuel evaluation, production, distribution and storage of petroleum products. Aliphatic hydrocarbons absorption spectra show several peaks around 1400-1600 nm wavelength. Thus, tunable lasers with 20 micron core photonic bandgap fiber matching above wavelengths were chosen for the optical measurement system. Measurements were performed at a low pressure to eliminate pressure broadening effect and to sharpen the absorption peaks. The sensitivity of measurement increases with increasing of the fiber's length. Length of fiber was adjusted using several methods. The best results were obtained using argon ion beam cutting. The angled cut was performed to improve signal to noise ratio.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7389, Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection VI, 73893D (17 June 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.828531
Show Author Affiliations
Joanna Pawłat, Waseda Univ. (Japan)
Xuefeng Li, Waseda Univ. (Japan)
Takahiro Matsuo, Waseda Univ. (Japan)
Yura Zimin, Waseda Univ. (Japan)
Toshitsugu Ueda, Waseda Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7389:
Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection VI
Peter H. Lehmann, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top