Title

Fiber Ring Laser Interrogated Zeolite-Coated Singlemode-Multimode-Singlemode Structure for Trace Chemical Detection

Abstract

Zeolite thin films were synthesized on the claddingless multimode portion of a singlemode-multimode-singlemode (SMS) fiber structure to construct a chemical vapor sensor. The zeolite-coated SMS structure was inserted into a fiber ring amplifier to produce a laser line. Combining the strong molecular adsorption capability of the nanoporous zeolite and the high signal-to-noise ratio of the fiber laser, the device was demonstrated for chemical vapor sensing with a low detection limit.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Sponsor(s)

United States. Army Research Office

Comments

This research was supported by the U.S. Army Research Office (ARO) under contract W911NF-10-2-0077.

Keywords and Phrases

Chemical vapor; Chemical vapor sensors; Fiber rings; Fiber structures; Fiber-ring lasers; High signal-to-noise ratio; Laser lines; Low detection limit; Molecular adsorption; Multimodes; Nanoporous zeolite; Single mode; Zeolite thin film; Adsorption; Fading (radio); Fiber lasers; Ring lasers; Vapors; Glass fiber; Zeolite; Article; Laser; Volatilization; Optical Fibers

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0146-9592

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2012 Optical Society of America, All rights reserved.

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