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Sensors 2007, 7(11), 2741-2749; doi:10.3390/s7112741

Ammonia Optical Sensing by Microring Resonators

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Photonics Research Group, Dipartimento di Elettrotecnica ed Elettronica, Politecnico di Bari, via Edoardo Orabona n. 4, 70125 Bari, Italy
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Photonics Research Group, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Ambiente e per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile, Politecnico di Bari, viale del Turismo n. 8, 74100 Taranto, Italy
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Received: 22 October 2007 / Accepted: 14 November 2007 / Published: 15 November 2007
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Abstract

A very compact (device area around 40 μm2) optical ammonia sensor based on amicroring resonator is presented in this work. Silicon-on-insulator technology is used insensor design and a dye doped polymer is adopted as sensing material. The sensor exhibitsa very good linearity and a minimum detectable refractive index shift of sensing materialas low as 8x10-5, with a detection limit around 4 ‰.
Keywords: Integrated optics; Optical sensor; Ring resonator; Ammonia sensor Integrated optics; Optical sensor; Ring resonator; Ammonia sensor
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Passaro, V.M.N.; Dell’Olio, F.; De Leonardis, F. Ammonia Optical Sensing by Microring Resonators. Sensors 2007, 7, 2741-2749.

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