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  • Vol. 3, Iss. 1 — Jan. 29, 2008

Fluorescence pH probe based on microstructured polymer optical fiber

X. H. Yang and L. L. Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 25, pp. 16478-16483 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.016478


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Abstract

A kind of optical pH sensor was demonstrated that is based on a pH-sensitive fluorescence dye-doped (eosin) cellulose acetate (CA) thin-film modified microstructured polymer optical fiber (MPOF). It was obtained by directly inhaling an eosin-CA-acetic acid mixed solution into array holes in a MPOF and then removing the solvent (acetic acid). The sensing film showed different fluorescence intensities to different pH solutions in a pH range of 2.5–4.5. Furthermore, the pH response range could be tailored through doping a surfactant, hexadecyl trimethyl ammonium bromide (CTAB), in the sensing film.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced
(280.1415) Remote sensing and sensors : Biological sensing and sensors
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 26, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 8, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 8, 2007
Published: November 28, 2007

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X. H. Yang and L. L Wang, "Fluorescence pH probe based on microstructured polymer optical fiber," Opt. Express 15, 16478-16483 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-25-16478


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