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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2014
  • pp: 3868–3871

Evaporation of volatile compounds in suspended-core fibers

J. P. Moura, H. Baierl, J.-L. Auguste, R. Jamier, P. Roy, J. L. Santos, and O. Frazão  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 13, pp. 3868-3871 (2014)

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A sensing configuration for fluid evaporation monitoring using a suspended-core fiber tip is proposed. Strong differences between the evaporation processes of acetone and isopropyl alcohol were observed, both in terms of the signal’s intensity fluctuations and total duration. In each fluid, the main signal variations were due to changes in reflectivity inside a collapsed region of the suspended-core fiber near the spliced interface with a standard single-mode fiber. After further analysis with a wider array of substances, this configuration could, in the future, be used to detect and study the evaporation of different volatile organic compounds.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(280.1545) Remote sensing and sensors : Chemical analysis
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: April 17, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 22, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 27, 2014
Published: June 24, 2014

J. P. Moura, H. Baierl, J.-L. Auguste, R. Jamier, P. Roy, J. L. Santos, and O. Frazão, "Evaporation of volatile compounds in suspended-core fibers," Opt. Lett. 39, 3868-3871 (2014)

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