We report a sensitive evanescent field sensor using air-suspended solid-core fibers. Excellent agreement between measured and calculated mode profiles allows us to measure quantitative broadband absorption spectra with sample volumes as low as 1 µL.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
T. G. Euser, J. S. Chen, N. J. Farrer, M. Scharrer, P. J. Sadler, and P. S. Russell, "Quantitative Broadband Chemical Sensing in Air-Suspended Solid-Core Fibers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CMZ6.
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