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Sensors 2014, 14(12), 24329-24337; doi:10.3390/s141224329

All-Optical Graphene Oxide Humidity Sensors

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Photonics Research Centre, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia
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Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia
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Centre for Foundation Studies, SEGi University, Kota Damansara 47810, Selangor, Malaysia
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Received: 5 November 2014 / Revised: 4 December 2014 / Accepted: 8 December 2014 / Published: 17 December 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Optical Sensors for Chemical, Biological and Industrial Applications)
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Abstract

The optical characteristics of graphene oxide (GO) were explored to design and fabricate a GO-based optical humidity sensor. GO film was coated onto a SU8 polymer channel waveguide using the drop-casting technique. The proposed sensor shows a high TE-mode absorption at 1550 nm. Due to the dependence of the dielectric properties of the GO film on water content, this high TE-mode absorption decreases when the ambient relative humidity increases. The proposed sensor shows a rapid response (<1 s) to periodically interrupted humid air flow. The transmission of the proposed sensor shows a linear response of 0.553 dB/% RH in the range of 60% to 100% RH. View Full-Text
Keywords: graphene oxide; humidity sensing; optical sensing graphene oxide; humidity sensing; optical sensing
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Lim, W.H.; Yap, Y.K.; Chong, W.Y.; Ahmad, H. All-Optical Graphene Oxide Humidity Sensors. Sensors 2014, 14, 24329-24337.

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