22 December 2016 Annealing of indium tin oxide (ITO) coated optical fibers for optical and electrochemical sensing purposes
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Proceedings Volume 10175, Electron Technology Conference 2016; 1017515 (2016) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2263289
Event: Electron Technology Conference ELTE 2016, 2016, Wisla, Poland
Abstract
Glass and fiber structures with Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) coating were subjected to annealing in order to identify impact of the thermal treatment on their optical and electrochemical properties. It is shown that the annealing process significantly modifies optical properties and thickness of the films, which are crucial for performance of optical fiber sensors. Moreover, it visibly improves electrochemical activity of ITO on glass slides and thicker (∅=400 μm) ITO-coated fibers, whereas in the case of thinner fibers (∅=125 μm) it could lead to a loss of their electrochemical activity. Depending on the applied substrate and the annealing process, the investigated structures with ITO coating can be further used as fiber-based sensors with integrated opto-electrochemical readout.
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Magdalena Dominik, Katarzyna Siuzdak, Paweł Niedziałkowski, Vitezslav Stranak, Petr Sezemsky, Michał Sobaszek, Robert Bogdanowicz, Tadeusz Ossowski, Mateusz Śmietana, "Annealing of indium tin oxide (ITO) coated optical fibers for optical and electrochemical sensing purposes ", Proc. SPIE 10175, Electron Technology Conference 2016, 1017515 (22 December 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2263289; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2263289
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