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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 17 — Aug. 26, 2013
  • pp: 20119–20130

Fiber-optic multi-sensor array for detection of low concentration volatile organic compounds

Md. Rajibur Rahaman Khan, Byoung-Ho Kang, Sang-Won Lee, Su-Hwan Kim, Se-Hyuk Yeom, Seung-Ha Lee, and Shin-Won Kang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 17, pp. 20119-20130 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.020119


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Abstract

In this paper, we proposed a new type high sensitive volatile organic compounds (VOCs) gas sensor array that is based on the pulse width modulation technique. Four different types of solvatochromic dyes and two different types of polymers, were used to make the five different types of sensing membranes. These were deposited on the five side-polished optical fibers by a spin coater to make the five different sensing elements of the array. In order to ascertain the effectiveness of the sensors, five VOC gases were tested. Finally, principal component analysis (PCA) has been used to discriminates different types of VOCs.

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OCIS Codes
(040.1240) Detectors : Arrays
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors

ToC Category:
Sensors

History
Original Manuscript: April 24, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 2, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 7, 2013
Published: August 20, 2013

Citation
Md. Rajibur Rahaman Khan, Byoung-Ho Kang, Sang-Won Lee, Su-Hwan Kim, Se-Hyuk Yeom, Seung-Ha Lee, and Shin-Won Kang, "Fiber-optic multi-sensor array for detection of low concentration volatile organic compounds," Opt. Express 21, 20119-20130 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-17-20119


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