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Optimized fluorescent-based waveguide: design parameters for the single-mode tapered optical fiber loop for chemical sensing
Author(s): Zoe M. Hale; Lorina L. Poland; W. Roc White; Gary L. Sanders; S. MacManus
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Paper Abstract

Previous work has discovered that the silanization of material onto a tapered single mode fiber can form a new effective waveguide that is optimized for capture of fluorescent energy. Such a system actually generates fluorescent energy captured into a fluorescent mode. The adiabatic nature of the taper allows this energy to be efficiently coupled into the fiber fundamental mode, and propagated to the detector end of the sensor. Approaches to determine the optimal design of the tapered fiber loop are considered, both from a fabrication standpoint and theoretical analyses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 December 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2836, Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Fiber Sensors VIII, (10 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.260608
Show Author Affiliations
Zoe M. Hale, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)
Lorina L. Poland, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)
W. Roc White, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)
Gary L. Sanders, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)
S. MacManus, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2836:
Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Fiber Sensors VIII
Robert A. Lieberman, Editor(s)

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