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Applications of electropolymerized porphyrin films to luminescent-lifetime-based fiber optic sensors
Author(s): Alan Hamill; Sheila Smith; Michael Campbell
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Paper Abstract

Advances in fiber optic sensors and, in particular, the technique of electropolymerization have led to a development which allows for porphyrins, the sensing molecules, to be attached directly onto the tip of an optical fiber. The sensing element as a whole is very robust, since during the process of electropolymerization the molecule forms a matrix on the surface of the fiber-film, thus ensuring no leeching of the film constituents to the surrounding environment. Luminescence lifetime decays were obtained using a novel dedicated instrumentation system. The data was analyzed using high level languages incorporating mathematical modeling capabilities. The results of this work are reported as well as a detailed discussion of the electropolymerization process with respect to the porphyrins.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2895, Fiber Optic Sensors V, (24 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.252136
Show Author Affiliations
Alan Hamill, Glasgow Caledonian Univ. (United Kingdom)
Sheila Smith, Glasgow Caledonian Univ. (United Kingdom)
Michael Campbell, Glasgow Caledonian Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2895:
Fiber Optic Sensors V
Kim D. Bennett; Byoung Yoon Kim; Yanbiao Liao, Editor(s)

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