Functional polymers and optical spectroscopy for distributed measurement in the subsurface environment

Masoud Ghandehari, Cristian Vimer, Peter Spellane

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Abstract

Research results on real-time distributed monitoring of agents and products of materials deterioration are presented. The potential of integration of functional polymers and optical wave-guides as tools for monitoring chemistries of materials is discussed. In such hybrid sensing systems, analyte recognition is carried out through the selection process inherent in the fiber optic poro-selective cladding materials while transduction is carried out by the evanescent field spectrally modulated according to the level of analyte species present. Data on measurement of pH level, detection of moisture in concrete as well as liquid hydrocarbons in sand are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsJ.C. Armitage, R.A. Lessard, G.A. Lampropoulos
Pages51-57
Number of pages7
Volume5579
EditionPART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004
EventPhotonics North 2004: International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology, ICAPT - Ottawa, Ont., Canada
Duration: Sep 26 2004Sep 29 2004

Other

OtherPhotonics North 2004: International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology, ICAPT
CountryCanada
CityOttawa, Ont.
Period9/26/049/29/04

Keywords

  • Concrete degradation
  • Corrosion
  • Evanescent field
  • Health monitoring
  • Hydrocarbon
  • Moisture
  • Optical fibers
  • Subsurface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Ghandehari, M., Vimer, C., & Spellane, P. (2004). Functional polymers and optical spectroscopy for distributed measurement in the subsurface environment. In J. C. Armitage, R. A. Lessard, & G. A. Lampropoulos (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (PART 1 ed., Vol. 5579, pp. 51-57). [07] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.568493