Chemical and Biochemical Sensing with Optical Fibers and Waveguides / Edition 1by Gilbert E. Boisde, Alan Harmer
The increasingly widespread use of optical chemical sensor technology has paved the way for a broad range of exciting new applications in areas such as medicine, biotechnology, remote control, and the environment. In fact, this technique is growing so rapidly that it has proven difficult to obtain updated reference material on the subject until now.See more details below
The increasingly widespread use of optical chemical sensor technology has paved the way for a broad range of exciting new applications in areas such as medicine, biotechnology, remote control, and the environment. In fact, this technique is growing so rapidly that it has proven difficult to obtain updated reference material on the subject until now.
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Table of 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.
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