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Evaluation and optimization of the performance characteristics of fast response fiber optic oxygen gas probes

Werner, J., Belz, M., Klein, K-F. , Sun, T. ORCID: 0000-0003-3861-8933 & Grattan, K. T. V. ORCID: 0000-0003-2250-3832 (2024). Evaluation and optimization of the performance characteristics of fast response fiber optic oxygen gas probes. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 365, article number 114933. doi: 10.1016/j.sna.2023.114933


Even though many different designs for currently available, fluorescence-based fiber optic sensors for measuring oxygen concentration (O2) are well known (and indeed some are commercially available), they often are limited by their response time and long-term stability. This will cause problems in the important industrial applications of fiber optic sensors of this type that are developing, with limitations that are evident, for example, in physiology and other fields where rapid sensor responses are required. Research by a number of groups has discussed various new designs of fiber optical sensors, which have been developed in recent years where the key features of such probes to achieve the performance required are, for example, optimization of design features such as tip shape and coating layer thickness. The research reported in this paper represents an evaluation of such key factors to allow the design of better fiber optic-based sensors for oxygen measurement, where the optimized performance of a new, specially tapered tip O2 sensor designed has been compared with the output of conventional and commercially available probe designs. The performance of a group of such sensors has been analyzed and cross-compared, examining the key features of such a probe including sensor accuracy, response time and overall long-term stability, as well as cross-sensitivity to any temperature changes which may occur in ‘real’ measurement situations.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2023. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license in new tab/window)
Publisher Keywords: Optical fiber sensors, O 2 measurement, Oxygen sensing, Fast response time, Luminescence, Fluorescence, Microsensor, Optical sensors, Instrumentation, Fiber optic, Commercial, Biomedical measurements
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Departments: School of Science & Technology
School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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