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pH sensing by single and multi-layer hydrogel coated Fiber Bragg Grating

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5 Author(s)
Shivananju, B.N. ; Departement of Instrumentation and Applied Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, India ; Priydarshi, Manish Kr. ; Mahapatra, D.R. ; Hegde, G.M.
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In this paper we show a novel chemo-mechanical-optical sensing mechanism in single and multi-layer hydrogel coated Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) and demonstrate specific application in pH activated processes. The sensing device is based on the ionizable monomers inside the hydrogel which reversibly dissociates as a function of the pH and consequently resulting in osmotic pressure difference between the gel and the solution. This pressure gradient causes the hydrogel to deform which in turn induces secondary strain on the FBG sensor resulting in shift in the Bragg wavelength. We also report on the sensitivity factor of single and multilayer hydrogel coated FBG at various different pH.

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Physics and Technology of Sensors (ISPTS), 2012 1st International Symposium on

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7-10 March 2012