26 March 1998 Ultrasensitive detection system for fiber optic-based ultraviolet spectroscopy
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Proceedings Volume 3258, Micro- and Nanofabricated Structures and Devices for Biomedical Environmental Applications; (1998) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.304365
Event: BiOS '98 International Biomedical Optics Symposium, 1998, San Jose, CA, United States
A fiber optic based deep UV-absorption sensor system is characterized, using fibers for light delivery and a liquid core waveguide (LCW) for analyzing liquids. UN-improved fibers with 500 micrometers core diameter are capable of transmitting light intensities below 230 nm with spectral radiant powers above 500 nW/nm at 214 nm. Their short-term behavior and lifetime in respect to UV-stability have been investigated, using a broadband deuterium lamp. To raise the sensitivity of the total system, the absorption path length has been increased significantly using the lightguiding properties of the LCW consisting of a cylindrical glass tube with a Teflon AF 2400 inner coating of about 50 micrometers thickness. Due to lower refractive index of Teflon in comparison to water, the LCW concept offers significant advantages, especially for long optical pathlengths. However, the basic attenuation of the liquid in dependence on the wavelength as to be taken into account. Results on the use of such a system monitoring concentrations of acetylsalicylic acid, acetone and toluene in water are reported and discussed.
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Karl-Friedrich Klein, Karl-Friedrich Klein, Mathias Belz, Mathias Belz, Peter Dress, Peter Dress, B. Schelle, B. Schelle, William J. O. Boyle, William J. O. Boyle, Kenneth T. V. Grattan, Kenneth T. V. Grattan, Hilmar Franke, Hilmar Franke, } "Ultrasensitive detection system for fiber optic-based ultraviolet spectroscopy", Proc. SPIE 3258, Micro- and Nanofabricated Structures and Devices for Biomedical Environmental Applications, (26 March 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.304365; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.304365

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