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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 17 — Aug. 23, 2004
  • pp: 4080–4087

Gas sensing using air-guiding photonic bandgap fibers

T. Ritari, J. Tuominen, H. Ludvigsen, J. C. Petersen, T. Sørensen, T. P. Hansen, and H. R. Simonsen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 17, pp. 4080-4087 (2004)

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We demonstrate the high sensitivity of gas sensing using a novel air-guiding photonic bandgap fiber. The bandgap fiber is spliced to a standard single-mode fiber at the input end for easy coupling and filled with gas through the other end placed in a vacuum chamber. The technique is applied to characterize absorption lines of acetylene and hydrogen cyanide employing a tunable laser as light source. Measurements with a LED are also performed for comparison. Detection of weakly absorbing gases such as methane and ammonia is explored.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(230.3670) Optical devices : Light-emitting diodes
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 12, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 13, 2004
Published: August 23, 2004

T. Ritari, J. Tuominen, H. Ludvigsen, J. Petersen, T. Sørensen, T. Hansen, and H. Simonsen, "Gas sensing using air-guiding photonic bandgap fibers," Opt. Express 12, 4080-4087 (2004)

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