Fiber optic evanescent field absorption sensor with high sensitivity and linear dynamic range

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1998
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Khijwania, S K
Gupta, B D
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A novel fiber optic evanescent field absorption sensor having high sensitivity and linear dynamic range is proposed. High sensitivity is achieved by using a U-shaped probe while linear response is obtained by preventing surface reactivity of the silica core of the fiber with the solute molecules of the absorbing fluid. To prevent it, a thin film of a suitable polymer is developed on the bare core U-shaped probe. A good degree of reproducibility of the results is obtained.
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evanescent field, absorption sensor, U-shaped probe, solute molecules
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