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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2012
  • pp: 214–216

Evanescent-wave photoacoustic spectroscopy with optical micro/nano fibers

Yingchun Cao, Wei Jin, Lut Hoi Ho, and Zhibo Liu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 2, pp. 214-216 (2012)

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We demonstrate gas detection based on evanescent-wave photoacoustic (PA) spectroscopy with tapered optical fibers. Evanescent-field instead of open-path absorption is exploited for PA generation, and a quartz tuning fork is used for PA detection. A tapered optical fiber with a diameter down to the wavelength scale demonstrates detection sensitivity similar to an open-path system but with the advantages of easier optical alignment, smaller insertion loss, and multiplexing capability.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(300.6260) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, diode lasers
(300.6380) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, modulation

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Original Manuscript: September 30, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 22, 2011
Published: January 12, 2012

Yingchun Cao, Wei Jin, Lut Hoi Ho, and Zhibo Liu, "Evanescent-wave photoacoustic spectroscopy with optical micro/nano fibers," Opt. Lett. 37, 214-216 (2012)

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