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Analysis of biological and chemical compounds by remote spectroscopy using IR TeX glass fibers
Author(s): Karine Le Foulgoc; Lydia Le Neindre; Yann Guimond; Hong Li Ma; Xhang Hua Zhang; Jacques Lucas
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Paper Abstract

The TeX glasses are attracting much attention as materials for low loss mid-IR optical fibers and are consequently good candidates for thermal imaging, laser power delivery, and more recently remote sensing. The TeX glass fiber, transmitting in a wide optical window, has a minimum attenuation in the 9-10 micrometers region. Fibers with an attenuation of less than 0.5 dB/m have been repeatly obtained. These fibers are coated with a UV curable or thermal plastic, in order to improve their mechanical properites. The IR remote spectroscopy using TeX fibers is one of the most promising applications. This technology allows to perform in situ, real-time, and on-line analysis of chemical and biological compounds. The study of industrial processes such as fermentations has been performed by this method, based on the use of these IR TeX fibers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2508, Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Fiber Sensors VII, (29 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.221755
Show Author Affiliations
Karine Le Foulgoc, Univ. de Rennes I (France)
Lydia Le Neindre, Univ. de Rennes I (France)
Yann Guimond, Univ. de Rennes I (France)
Hong Li Ma, Univ. de Rennes I (France)
Xhang Hua Zhang, Univ. de Rennes I (France)
Jacques Lucas, Univ. de Rennes I (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2508:
Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Fiber Sensors VII
Annamaria V. Scheggi, Editor(s)

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