Accession Number : ADA282306


Title :   Fibre Optic Sensors Using Adiabatically Tapered Single Mode Fibres


Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis


Corporate Author : CAMBRIDGE UNIV (UNITED KINGDOM)


Personal Author(s) : Hale, Zoe M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a282306.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1994


Pagination or Media Count : 209


Abstract : The ultimate goal of the research presented in this dissertation was to determine if an adiabatically tapered single mode fibre could be used as an effective basis for a chemical or biological sensor. This required a phased investigation examining: (1) The evanescent absorption behaviour of the tapered fibre; (2) The fluorescent capture efficiency of the tapered fibre; (3) The effect of immobilising an indicator to the surface of the tapered fibre; (4) A suitable configuration for the tapered fibre to allow simple application of selective elements as well as interaction with the sample solution; (5) The new configuration in conjunction with a simple immobilisation method and model analytes; and (6) The new configuration in conjunction in a realistic chemical or biological assay.


Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS , *BIOLOGICAL DETECTION , *OPTICAL DETECTORS , *CHEMICAL DETECTION , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , FLUORESCENCE , THESES , RADIATION ABSORPTION , TAPER , ADIABATIC CONDITIONS , BIOASSAY


Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors
      Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE