Theoretical investigation of single wavelength hollow waveguide sensor for chemical materials sensing

M. Ben-David, I. Braunstein, I. Gannot

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Abstract

Hazardous material sensing such as chemical agents, has become an important issue due to terrorist threats. In this work we examine the possibility of using a hollow waveguide as a sensor for chemical material sensing using only one wavelength. We propose to coat the waveguide with a dielectric layer that is sensitive to a certain chemical agent. Once such an agent interacts with the dielectric layer, it changes the index of refraction of the layer and therefore the waveguides transmission at the chosen wavelength. Using our ray model we have conducted a theoretical investigation of the suggested sensor and applied it to three chemical agents; Tabun, Ammonia and Hydrogen Cyanide..

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications VIII
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 21 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventOptical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications VIII - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 19 2008Jan 21 2008

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Volume6852
ISSN (Print)1605-7422

Other

OtherOptical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications VIII
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period1/19/081/21/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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