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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 28 — Dec. 31, 2012
  • pp: 29751–29760

Sol-gel derived ionic copper-doped microstructured optical fiber: a potential selective ultraviolet radiation dosimeter

Hicham El Hamzaoui, Youcef Ouerdane, Laurent Bigot, Géraud Bouwmans, Bruno Capoen, Aziz Boukenter, Sylvain Girard, and Mohamed Bouazaoui  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 28, pp. 29751-29760 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.029751


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Abstract

We report the fabrication and characterization of a photonic crystal fiber (PCF) having a sol-gel core doped with ionic copper. Optical measurements demonstrate that the ionic copper is preserved in the silica glass all along the preparation steps up to fiber drawing. The photoluminescence results clearly show that such an ionic copper-doped fiber constitutes a potential candidate for UV-C (200-280 nm) radiation dosimetry. Indeed, the Cu+-related visible photoluminescence of the fiber shows a linear response to 244 nm light excitation measured for an irradiation power up to 2.7 mW at least on the Cu-doped PCF core. Moreover, this response was found to be fully reversible within the measurement accuracy of this study ( ± 1%), underlying the remarkable stability of copper in the Cu+ oxidation state within the pure silica core prepared by a sol-gel route. This reversibility offers possibilities for the achievement of reusable real-time optical fiber UV-C dosimeters.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(160.6060) Materials : Solgel
(160.6990) Materials : Transition-metal-doped materials
(260.7190) Physical optics : Ultraviolet
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: September 21, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 21, 2012
Published: December 20, 2012

Citation
Hicham El Hamzaoui, Youcef Ouerdane, Laurent Bigot, Géraud Bouwmans, Bruno Capoen, Aziz Boukenter, Sylvain Girard, and Mohamed Bouazaoui, "Sol-gel derived ionic copper-doped microstructured optical fiber: a potential selective ultraviolet radiation dosimeter," Opt. Express 20, 29751-29760 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-28-29751


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