10 December 1996 Optimized fluorescent-based waveguide: design parameters for the single-mode tapered optical fiber loop for chemical sensing
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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.
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Zoe M. Hale, Lorina L. Poland, W. Roc White, Gary L. Sanders, S. MacManus, "Optimized fluorescent-based waveguide: design parameters for the single-mode tapered optical fiber loop for chemical sensing", Proc. SPIE 2836, Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Fiber Sensors VIII, (10 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.260608; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.260608
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