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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2013
  • pp: 5165–5170

Flexible silver-coated hollow fibers for remote Raman spectroscopic measurements

Bing-Hong Liu and Yi-Wei Shi  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 21, pp. 5165-5170 (2013)

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A Raman remote spectroscopy system was established by using flexible hollow fibers (HFs) as laser excitation fiber and signal collection fiber. Experimental evaluations with various optical fiber combinations were carried out. Experiments were conducted by using silver-coated HFs as both remote transmission fiber and sample cells for liquid sample detection. Good linearity for concentration detection of liquid was obtained with clean background and signal enhancement. Theoretical analysis was carried out to optimize the length of the liquid cell. Measured data show good agreement with the simulation result. HF has shown potentiality in applications for remote and noninvasive Raman detection.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.4570) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical design of instruments
(170.4580) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical diagnostics for medicine
(170.5660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Raman spectroscopy

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Original Manuscript: March 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 7, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 9, 2013
Published: July 15, 2013

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