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|Title:||Acetone evaporation and water vapor detection using a caterpillar-like microstructured fiber|
|Authors:||André Delgado Gomes|
Ricardo Melo André
|Abstract:||A new microstructured optical fiber is presented as a sensor of acetone evaporation. Sensing is performed by observing the time response of the reflected signal at 1550 nm when the device is dipped in acetone or a 50% acetone-50% water mixture. The sensor consists on a caterpillar-like microstructured fiber spliced to a single-mode fiber, where the spliced end of the sensor has a transversal microfluidic channel etched using focused ion beam. Upon heating, different behaviors are visible between the dipping and the evaporation of acetone. The sensor is able to track the evaporation of acetone and to distinguish between pure acetone and a 50% acetone-50% water mixture. The sensor is also able to detect when the acetone in a mixture with water is fully evaporated. The detection of water vapor with no particular orientation of the sensor is achieved due to the presence of the microfluidic channels. (c) 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.|
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