We use a surface relief fiber Bragg grating with a polydimethylsiloxane layer as a volatile organic compound chemical sensor. Sensitivity of ~4000 ppm is demonstrated of dichloromethane in a gas state.
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T. L. Lowder, J. D. Gordon, S. M. Schultz, and R. H. Selfridge, " Monitoring of Volatile Organic Compounds Using a Surface Relief D-Fiber Bragg Grating and a Polydimethylsiloxane Layer," in Integrated Photonics and Nanophotonics Research and Applications / Slow and Fast Light, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper IWA3.
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