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Chemical and biochemical sensing with optical fibers and waveguides

Author: Gilbert Boisdé; Alan Harmer
Publisher: Boston : Artech House, ©1996.
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Developments in fibre optic and waveguide sensing are sparking interest in applications for the technology in chemical and biochemical analysis. This text updates innovations in this field, and  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Boisdé, Gilbert.
Chemical and biochemical sensing with optical fibers and waveguides.
Boston : Artech House, ©1996
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gilbert Boisdé; Alan Harmer
ISBN: 0890067376 9780890067376
OCLC Number: 34730707
Description: xix, 389 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Historical Account of Fiber Optic Sensors. Definitions and Classes of Sensors. Importance and Role of Optical and Fiber Optic Sensors. Essential Theory in Optics: Light. Propagation of Light. Interference and Diffraction. Coherence. Polarization. Light Interaction with Matter. Signal Processing. Optical Components: Prisms and Gratings. Light Guides. Planar Waveguides. Integrated Optics. Specific Arrangements in Chemistry. Sources and Detectors. Other Components. Optical Sensing Techniques: Intensity Modulation. Refractometry. Interferometry. Spectometry. Luminescence. Polarimetry. Evanescence Spectroscopy. Reflectrometry. Photoacoustic Techniques. Chemical and Biochemical Considerations: Acid-Base Reactions. Chemical Reactions Between Two Components. Chemical Reactions Multicomponents. Labeling Reagents. Catalytic Reactions (Enzymes). Analytical Specifications (Calibration, Precision, etc.). Immobilization Techniques. Biochemical Specifications. Photophysics and Photochemical Processes. Undesirable Effects. Dynamic Measurements and Photokinetics. Applications as Biosensors: Generalities. Clinical Analysis and Monitoring. Catalytic and Biocatalytic. Immunosensors. Biotechnology. Other Optodes for Medical Sensing (Temperature, etc.). Ions, Gas, and Environmental Sensors: Ions Sensors. Gas Sensors. Environmental Sensors. Process Control, and Other Sensors: Process Control and Remote On-Line Spectometry. Physico-Chemical Sensors. Solvents. Humidity. Other Applications (Agriculture, etc.). Networks: Multiplexing Techniques. Networks for Chemistry. Evaluation of Optical Sensors: Advantages and Disadvantages of Optical Sensing. Comparison with Other Techniques. Trends, Markets, Prospects.
Responsibility: Gilbert Boisdé and Alan Harmer.


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