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Asymmetric anti-resonant reflecting optical waveguides (arrow) as chemical sensors

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Abstract

Anti-resonant reflecting optical waveguides (ARROW) are described which trap light in a low index layer between a lower, high-index confining layer and an upper total internal reflection boundary. In this configuration, most of the light (greater than 80%) travels in the low index porous polymer layer, the refractive index of which is monitored by examining the angle at which light is coupled out of the waveguide. It is shown that asymmetric ARROW sensors can be constructed using conventional chemical vapour deposition and spin-coating techniques and their sensitivity is as predicted by theoretical modelling.

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The article was received on 17 Oct 2001, accepted on 22 Jan 2002 and first published on 14 Feb 2002


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B109323A
Citation: Analyst, 2002,127, 378-382
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    Asymmetric anti-resonant reflecting optical waveguides (arrow) as chemical sensors

    N. J. Goddard, J. Hulme, C. Malins, K. Singh and P. R. Fielden, Analyst, 2002, 127, 378
    DOI: 10.1039/B109323A

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