15 January 1999 Use of polymer-coated AgClBr fibers for fiber optic evanascent wave spectroscopy (FEWS) of biological fluids
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Proceedings Volume 3570, Biomedical Sensors, Fibers, and Optical Delivery Systems; (1999); doi: 10.1117/12.336947
Event: BiOS Europe '98, 1998, Stockholm, Sweden
Abstract
Silver halide IR-transmitting fibers were coated with polymer films in order to protect them from deterioration caused by interaction with biological fluids. Such coated fibers can be used for human blood serum analysis carried out the fiberoptic evanescent wave spectroscopy (FEWS) using a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer. A dip-coating procedure was worked out for coating fibers with polystyrene or silicone-elastomer thin films. Deterioration tests of coated fibers in saline solution which imitates human blood serum salts were performed. These demonstrated that the polymer layers provide protection to the fibers, while making it possible to carry out FEWS measurements.
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Edward Bormashenko, Roman Pogreb, Semion Sutovski, Irena Vaserman, Abraham Katzir, "Use of polymer-coated AgClBr fibers for fiber optic evanascent wave spectroscopy (FEWS) of biological fluids", Proc. SPIE 3570, Biomedical Sensors, Fibers, and Optical Delivery Systems, (15 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.336947; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.336947
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Optical fibers

Polymers

Silicon

Spectroscopy

Coating

Absorption

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