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):

Report Date:

1994-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

209.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE