Luminescence Originating in an Optical Fiber

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Recently, there has been considerable research into the development and applications of fiber-optic spectroscopic sensors. The large number of recent reviews attests to the widespread interest in this area. Fiber optics have several advantages over conventional optics; they can easily be miniaturized, and can be used at a remote distance from the laboratory and/or under harsh conditions. Our research group has been active in the area of fiber-optic chemical sensors. In the course of setting up an instrumental system for sensor research, we discovered some unusual luminescence behavior originating in the optical fiber itself. When a pulsed, high-energy, ultraviolet laser beam was coupled into a fused-silica fiber, the fiber was seen to glow a bright red color. The color was intense enough to be seen with the naked eye in a well-lit room, and appeared to be uniform along the length of the fiber. We proceeded to study this observed emission. This report summarizes our observations.

Keywords: Fiber optics; Fluorescence; Instrumentation, sensors; Luminescence; Optics; Raman spectroscopy; Spectroscopic techniques

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405 2: Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405; present address: Department of Chemistry, State Univeristy of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214

Publication date: January 1, 1989

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