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Detection of molecular oxygen by magnetic field interaction with guided light within an optical fiber
Author(s): Florian V. Englich; Tanya M. Monro
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Paper Abstract

We report a novel fiber-optic sensing architecture for the detection of paramagnetic gases that exploits the interaction of a magnetic field with guided light to detect an active gaseous medium within a hollow-core photonic bandgap fiber. This first demonstration of a fiber-based Faraday Rotation Spectroscopy (FRS) sensor operates at 762.309 nm for the detection of molecular oxygen. The optical fiber sensor has a 14.8 cm long sensing region and 4.2 nL detection volume. A measured FRS spectrum with a signal-to-noise ratio of 9.5 proves the principle of this new gas sensor architecture.

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Date Published: 17 October 2012
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8421, OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 84211T (17 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.973667
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Florian V. Englich, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Tanya M. Monro, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8421:
OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Yanbiao Liao; Wei Jin; David D. Sampson; Ryozo Yamauchi; Youngjoo Chung; Kentaro Nakamura; Yunjiang Rao, Editor(s)

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