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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 2 — Jan. 16, 2012
  • pp: 1727–1732

In situ gas sensing using a remotely detectable probe with replaceable insert

Sun Do Lim, Kyungsik Ma, Ji Ho Jeong, Gilhwan Kim, Kwanil Lee, Je-Myung Jeong, and Sang Bae Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 1727-1732 (2012)

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We demonstrate a spectroscopic gas sensor using an optical fiber probe with a replaceable insert. The probe consists of a hollow-core photonic bandgap fiber (HC-PBGF) with a core diameter of 10.9 μm and a glass tube where a 2-μm hollow core fiber (HCF) with a gold coated end facet can be inserted. The HCF is designed to function as both a gate where gases can enter the HC-PBGF and a mirror reflecting the guided light back to the HC-PBGF. The opposite distal end of the probe is also designed to be able to regulate the gas pressure within the HC-PBGF for a high gas flow rate, while still transmitting the reflected light to the analysis instrument. The remote sensing probe, we believe, has much potential for detecting gases in hazardous environments.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

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Original Manuscript: November 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 23, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 29, 2011
Published: January 11, 2012

Sun Do Lim, Kyungsik Ma, Ji Ho Jeong, Gilhwan Kim, Kwanil Lee, Je-Myung Jeong, and Sang Bae Lee, "In situ gas sensing using a remotely detectable probe with replaceable insert," Opt. Express 20, 1727-1732 (2012)

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