Infrared fiber-optical chemical sensors with reactive surface coatings

B. Mizaikoff*, R. Göbel, R. Krska, K. Taga, R. Kellner, M. Tacke, A. Katzir

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A review is presented of the activity of our research group in the area of mid-infrared (MIR) fiber-optical chemical sensing systems based on the new generation of infrared-transparent fiber materials such as chalcogenide (AsSeTe) and silver halide (AgBrAgCl). The availability of these fiber materials extends the optical window utilizable for chemical-sensor systems significantly into the MIR range (2-20 μm). The increasing number of publications on this topic during recent years attests to the modified IR-transparent fibers as chemical IR sensors for the on-line analysis of IR-active compounds in aqueous solutions (chlorinated hydrocarbons, glucose) and in the gas phase (chlorofluorohydrocarbons) as developed in our laboratory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-63
Number of pages6
JournalSensors and Actuators B: Chemical
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Oct 1995


FundersFunder number
Kommission zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung9289, 7898


    • Chalcogenides
    • Chemical sensors
    • Chlorinated hydrocarbons in aqueous solution
    • Chlorofluorohydrocarbons
    • Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy
    • Gas analysis
    • Infrared fiber optics
    • Silver halide


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