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An infrared fibre evanescent wave spectroscopic (FEWS) sensor using purified GeTeSe chalcogenide fibres
Author(s): Xin Jiang; Animesh Jha
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Paper Abstract

In this study, we report the fabrication and engineering of an infrared fibre evanescent wave spectroscopic (FEWS) sensor using GeTeSe chalcogenide fibres, which manifests high temperature durability (glass transformation temperature at 260°C) and extended infrared transmission from 1.5 to 18 μm. We also report the methodologies adopted for the fabrication of fibres, including the purification of starting chemicals for high spectral purity, glass melting, quenching and annealing, fabrication of fibre performs. The designed FEWS sensor consists of a 40 cm unstructured GeTeSe fibre coupled with a Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometer and a Mercury-Cadmium-Tellurium (MCT) infrared detector, and the active sensing length of the fibre is 3 cm. In this paper, we demonstrate the sensing results with various analytes and investigate the sensitivity of this sensor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2009
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7503, 20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 750319 (5 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.835409
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Xin Jiang, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)
Animesh Jha, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7503:
20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors

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