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Correlation spectroscopy gas sensor with photonic band-gap fibre reference cell

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Gas-filled microstructured optical fibres [1-4], in particular photonic band-gap fibres (PBGFs), have been suggested as a replacement for bulk-optic cells in optical gas sensors. However, the extended filling time required (~ hours) limits their usefulness in most real-world applications. Recently, sealed gas-filled fibres have been employed as fixed wavelength references for telecommunications [3], where filling time is no longer important.

We now demonstrate the use of a sealed gas-filled PBGF as reference cell in a high-selectivity correlation spectroscopy gas sensor. The advantages of using PBGFs in this application are:- their suitability to sensing hazardous gases (only ~1 µl.m-1 of gas is required); their capability for providing long effective path lengths (because of high overlap between the guided mode and enclosed gas, and very low fibre loss: ~0.05 dB.m-1); and the ability to produce compact gas cells by simply coiling the fibre.

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van Brakel, A., Austin, E.A.D., Petrovich, Marco, Richardson, David and Dakin, John (2006) Correlation spectroscopy gas sensor with photonic band-gap fibre reference cell At EUROPT(R)ODE VIII: Eighth European Conference on Optical Chemical Biosensors. 02 - 05 Apr 2006.

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Published date: 2006
Venue - Dates: EUROPT(R)ODE VIII: Eighth European Conference on Optical Chemical Biosensors, 2006-04-02 - 2006-04-05

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Local EPrints ID: 38960
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/38960
PURE UUID: f258b538-4217-4c7a-a892-24a3a5a69a69

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Date deposited: 14 Jun 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:38

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Author: A. van Brakel
Author: E.A.D. Austin
Author: Marco Petrovich
Author: John Dakin

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