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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 24 — Nov. 22, 2010
  • pp: 24753–24761

Optical detection of volatile organic compounds using selective tensile effects of a polymer-coated fiber Bragg grating

Chang-sub Park, Yeonjeong Han, Kyung-Il Joo, Yong Wook Lee, Shin-Won Kang, and Hak-Rin Kim  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 24, pp. 24753-24761 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.024753


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Abstract

We demonstrated a novel selective chemical sensing approach by incorporating a poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS)-coated fiber Bragg grating (FBG) structure for optically detecting various volatile organic compounds (VOC’s). When the proposed structure is exposed to a nonpolar solvent, a tensile stress is induced between the coated PDMS and the optical fiber by a VOC-dependent swelling effect of the PDMS, which results in a Bragg wavelength shift dependent on the concentration and the type of VOC’s. Because of no need of an etching process of a fiber cladding, the proposed PDMS-coated FBG can be used as a simple, convenient, and durable chemical sensing element with a high sensitivity, compared with conventional FBG sensors requiring an evanescent wave coupling.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Sensors

History
Original Manuscript: August 22, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 21, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 31, 2010
Published: November 11, 2010

Citation
Chang-sub Park, Yeonjeong Han, Kyung-Il Joo, Yong Wook Lee, Shin-Won Kang, and Hak-Rin Kim, "Optical detection of volatile organic compounds using selective tensile effects of a polymer-coated fiber Bragg grating," Opt. Express 18, 24753-24761 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-24-24753


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