OSA's Digital Library

Journal of Lightwave Technology

Journal of Lightwave Technology

| A JOINT IEEE/OSA PUBLICATION

  • Vol. 30, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2012
  • pp: 1127–1133

Lab-on-a-Fiber Device for Trace Vapor TNT Explosive Detection: Comprehensive Performance Evaluation

Jianjun Ma, Aldona Kos, Wojtek J. Bock, Xianzhe Li, Huy Nguyen, Zhi Yuan Wang, and Andrea Cusano

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 30, Issue 8, pp. 1127-1133 (2012)


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (935 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations
  • Export Citation/Save Click for help

Abstract

Based on the previously proposed concept of a lab on a fiber (LOF) and an LOF-based platform for detecting trace vapors of TNT explosives, in this paper, we study the compatibility of the LOF device with a preconcentration unit. We report the detail investigation of factors that crucially affect the overall performance of this LOF platform. From a theoretical perspective, we investigate the efficiency of a light source formed at the fiber tip on sensory film excitation. Experimentally, we demonstrate the much faster response time of the LOF over a sensory film on a bulky planar glass substrate. We also evaluate the following factors that significantly impact the sensitivity of the instrumentation system: 1) the proper bond between the sensory film and the fiber surface; 2) the concentration of polymer solution for thin-film formation; and 3) the degradation of thin film in the presence of ambient light and the oxygen content in the air.

© 2011 IEEE

Citation
Jianjun Ma, Aldona Kos, Wojtek J. Bock, Xianzhe Li, Huy Nguyen, Zhi Yuan Wang, and Andrea Cusano, "Lab-on-a-Fiber Device for Trace Vapor TNT Explosive Detection: Comprehensive Performance Evaluation," J. Lightwave Technol. 30, 1127-1133 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jlt/abstract.cfm?URI=jlt-30-8-1127


Sort:  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset

References

  1. J. Ma, A. Kos, W. J. Bock, X. Li, H. Nguyen, Z. Y. Wang, A. Cusano, "Lab-on-a-fiber: Building a fiber-optic sensing platform for low-cost and high-performance trace vapor TNT detection," Proc. Int. Soc. Opt. Eng./ 4th Eur. Workshop Opt. Fiber Sens. (2010) pp. 76531E-1-76531E-4.
  2. J. Ma, A. Kos, W. J. Bock, X. Li, H. Nguyen, Z. Y. Wang, A. Cusano, "TNT vapor detection based on a Lab-on-a-fiber: Achieving a millimeter-scale sensing element on fiber," IEEE Sens. J. 12, 213-217 (2012).
  3. J. Ma, A. Kos, W. J. Bock, X. Li, H. Nguyen, Z. Y. Wang, A. Cusano, "Enabling low-cost, high-performance vapor-phase TNT detection by optimizing multimode fiber sensing platform," Proc. Int. Soc. Opt. Eng./ 21st Int. Conf. Opt. Fiber Sens. (2011) pp. 77535M-1-76535M-4.
  4. H. H. Nguyen, X. Z. Li, N. Wang, Z. Y. Wang, J. Ma, W. J. Bock, D. Ma, "Fiber-optic detection of explosives using readily available fluorescent polymers," Macromolecules 42, 921-926 (2009).
  5. L. C. Shriver-Lake, K. A. Breslin, P. T. Charles, D. W. Conrad, J. P. Golden, F. S. Ligler, "Detection of TNT in water using an evanescent wave fiber optic biosensor," Anal. Chem. 67, 2431-2435 (1995).
  6. R. Orghici, U. Willer, M. Gierszewska, S. R. Waldvogel, W. Schade, "Fiber-optic evanescent field sensor for detection of explosives and CO2 dissolved in water," Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 90, 355-360 (2008).
  7. J. Ma, W. J. Bock, "Reshaping a sample fluid droplet: Toward combined performance enhancement of an evanescent-wave fiber-optic fluorometer," Opt. Lett. 32, 8-10 (2007).
  8. J. Ma, W. J. Bock, A. Cusano, "Insights into tunnelling rays: Outperforming guided rays in fiber-optic sensing device," Opt. Exp. 17, 7630-7639 (2009).

Cited By

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited