Sensors 2006, 6(6), 578-592; doi:10.3390/s6060578
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Development of an In-Fiber Nanocavity Towards Detection of Volatile Organic Gases

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Received: 29 March 2006; Accepted: 14 June 2006 / Published: 16 June 2006
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Abstract: A fiber optic sensor for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) detection has beendeveloped and characterized for some organic gasses. The sensor is based on a novelvapochromic material, which is able to change its optical properties in presence of organicvapors in a reversely way. A nano Fabry Perot is constructed onto a cleaved ended opticalfiber pigtail by Electrostatic Self Assembly method (ESA), doping this structure with thevapochromic material. Employing a reflection scheme, a change in the intensity modulatedreflected signal at 850 nm have been registered. The response of the sensor has beenevaluated for five different VOCs, and a deeper study has been made for vapors of threedifferent alcohols.
Keywords: Fiber optic sensor; Volatile Organic Compound; Vapochromic complex; Electrostatic Self Assembly method; nanocavity
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Elosua, C.; Matias, I.R.; Bariain, C.; Arregui, F.J. Development of an In-Fiber Nanocavity Towards Detection of Volatile Organic Gases. Sensors 2006, 6, 578-592.

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Elosua C, Matias IR, Bariain C, Arregui FJ. Development of an In-Fiber Nanocavity Towards Detection of Volatile Organic Gases. Sensors. 2006; 6(6):578-592.

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Elosua, Cesar; Matias, Ignacio R.; Bariain, Candido; Arregui, Francisco J. 2006. "Development of an In-Fiber Nanocavity Towards Detection of Volatile Organic Gases." Sensors 6, no. 6: 578-592.

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