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21 October 1994 Development of an LED-based fiber optic oxygen sensor using a sol-gel-derived coating
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Two evanescent wave fiber optic sensors for oxygen are reported: (i) intensity-based, and (ii) based on phase fluorimetry. Both sensors employ the quenching by oxygen of the fluorescence form a ruthenium complex trapped in the cage-line structure of a sol-gel-derived porous film on a declad section of multimode optical fiber. The sensors exhibit excellent performance using excitation from new high brightness blue LEDs and establish the viability of low-cost portable sensor devices based on the sol-gel process. The data presented for the intensity-based sensor were obtained using an all solid state excitation and detection system. Preliminary results obtained by application of the intensity- based sensor to dissolved oxygen measurement are also reported.
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Brian D. MacCraith, Gerard O'Keeffe, Aisling K. McEvoy, and Colette M. McDonagh "Development of an LED-based fiber optic oxygen sensor using a sol-gel-derived coating", Proc. SPIE 2293, Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Fiber Sensors VI, (21 October 1994);

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