24 September 1996 Applications of electropolymerized porphyrin films to luminescent-lifetime-based fiber optic sensors
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Proceedings Volume 2895, Fiber Optic Sensors V; (1996) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.252136
Event: Photonics China '96, 1996, Beijing, China
Advances in fiber optic sensors and, in particular, the technique of electropolymerization have led to a development which allows for porphyrins, the sensing molecules, to be attached directly onto the tip of an optical fiber. The sensing element as a whole is very robust, since during the process of electropolymerization the molecule forms a matrix on the surface of the fiber-film, thus ensuring no leeching of the film constituents to the surrounding environment. Luminescence lifetime decays were obtained using a novel dedicated instrumentation system. The data was analyzed using high level languages incorporating mathematical modeling capabilities. The results of this work are reported as well as a detailed discussion of the electropolymerization process with respect to the porphyrins.
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Alan Hamill, Alan Hamill, Sheila Smith, Sheila Smith, Michael Campbell, Michael Campbell, } "Applications of electropolymerized porphyrin films to luminescent-lifetime-based fiber optic sensors", Proc. SPIE 2895, Fiber Optic Sensors V, (24 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.252136; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.252136

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