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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 27 — Dec. 17, 2012
  • pp: 28049–28055

Increased sensitivity in fiber-based spectroscopy using carbon-coated fiber

Aziza Sudirman, Lars Norin, and Walter Margulis  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 27, pp. 28049-28055 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.028049


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Abstract

Carbon-coated optical fibers are used here for reducing the luminescence background created by the primary-coating and thus increase the sensitivity of fiber-based spectroscopy systems. The 2-3 orders of magnitude signal-to-noise ratio improvement with standard telecom fibers is sufficient to allow for their use as Raman probes in the identification of organic solvents.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(260.3800) Physical optics : Luminescence
(300.6450) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Raman

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: October 31, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 20, 2012
Published: December 3, 2012

Citation
Aziza Sudirman, Lars Norin, and Walter Margulis, "Increased sensitivity in fiber-based spectroscopy using carbon-coated fiber," Opt. Express 20, 28049-28055 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-27-28049


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