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Enhanced Raman Detection System based on a Hollow-core Fiber Probe design

Liu, Y., Wang, J., Li, Z. , Wang, J., Ning, Y., Liu, T. & Grattan, K. T. V. ORCID: 0000-0003-2250-3832 (2018). Enhanced Raman Detection System based on a Hollow-core Fiber Probe design. IEEE Sensors Journal, doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2018.2877967


This paper focus on an enhanced Raman-based detection probe and its performance evaluated. The probe employs a hollow-core fiber design to allow liquid micro-sample to be analyzed. The hollow-core fiber is used both to transmit the light signal used to excite the sample and to collect the Raman scattering signal received from the micro-sample under analysis. In order to maximize the performance of the system, various parameters have been studied experimentally, including the diameter and the height of the liquid sample in the probe. The aim has been optimizing both as a means to enhance the Raman scattering signal received from the liquid sample. As a result, a Raman-based detection probe using a reflector approach was developed and evaluated. This design enabling a greater area for interaction with the sample to be formed and to concentrate the excitation light into it. This then increases the efficiency of the light-liquid interaction and improves the collection efficiently of the forward Raman scattering light signal. With the use of this design, the detected Raman scattering signal was increased by a factor of 103~104 over what otherwise would be achieved. A key feature is that with the use of a hollow-core fiber to collect the liquid sample, only a very small volume is needed, making this well suited to practical applications where limited amounts of material are available e.g. biofluids or high value liquids. The system designed and evaluated thus provides the basis of an effective all-fiber Raman-based detection system, capable of being incorporated into portable analysis equipment for rapid detection and in-the-field use.

Publication Type: Article
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Publisher Keywords: Hollow-core fiber (HF), Raman detection probe, enhanced structure, small liquid sample measuring method
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering > Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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