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Title: Optical fiber sensor having a sol-gel fiber core and a method of making

Abstract

A simple, economic wet chemical procedure is described for making sol-gel fibers. The sol-gel fibers made from this process are transparent to ultraviolet, visible and near infrared light. Light can be guided in these fibers by using an organic polymer as a fiber cladding. Alternatively, air can be used as a low refractive index medium. The sol-gel fibers have a micro pore structure which allows molecules to diffuse into the fiber core from the surrounding environment. Chemical and biochemical reagents can be doped into the fiber core. The sol-gel fiber can be used as a transducer for constructing an optical fiber sensor. The optical fiber sensor having an active sol-gel fiber core is more sensitive than conventional evanescent wave absorption based optical fiber sensors.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State, MS (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175783
Patent Number(s):
7,058,243
Application Number:
10/046,731
Assignee:
Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-98FT40395
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Tao, Shiquan, Jindal, Rajeev, Winstead, Christopher, and Singh, Jagdish P. Optical fiber sensor having a sol-gel fiber core and a method of making. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Tao, Shiquan, Jindal, Rajeev, Winstead, Christopher, & Singh, Jagdish P. Optical fiber sensor having a sol-gel fiber core and a method of making. United States.
Tao, Shiquan, Jindal, Rajeev, Winstead, Christopher, and Singh, Jagdish P. Tue . "Optical fiber sensor having a sol-gel fiber core and a method of making". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175783.
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title = {Optical fiber sensor having a sol-gel fiber core and a method of making},
author = {Tao, Shiquan and Jindal, Rajeev and Winstead, Christopher and Singh, Jagdish P.},
abstractNote = {A simple, economic wet chemical procedure is described for making sol-gel fibers. The sol-gel fibers made from this process are transparent to ultraviolet, visible and near infrared light. Light can be guided in these fibers by using an organic polymer as a fiber cladding. Alternatively, air can be used as a low refractive index medium. The sol-gel fibers have a micro pore structure which allows molecules to diffuse into the fiber core from the surrounding environment. Chemical and biochemical reagents can be doped into the fiber core. The sol-gel fiber can be used as a transducer for constructing an optical fiber sensor. The optical fiber sensor having an active sol-gel fiber core is more sensitive than conventional evanescent wave absorption based optical fiber sensors.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2006},
month = {6}
}

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