Novel pumping schemes to overcome photobleaching effect in dye-doped polymer optical fiber

Ming Leung Vincent Tse, Chi Fung Jeff Pun, Xin Cheng, Hwa Yaw Tam

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We demonstrate a new method to combine the light source and sensing elements in a single dyedoped polymer optical fiber (POF) without a coupling device. The method involved novel light source pumping schemes to overcome the major problem of photo-induced organic dye fluorescence degradation (photobleaching). Our device operates at the low loss, visible wavelengths of Poly-Methyl-Methacrylate (PMMA), and can be integrated easily to an all polymer fiber sensor system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 22nd International Conference on Plastical Optical Fibers, POF 2013
PublisherInternational Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Event22nd International Conference on Plastical Optical Fibers , POF 2013 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 11 Sep 201313 Sep 2013


Conference22nd International Conference on Plastical Optical Fibers , POF 2013
CityRio de Janeiro


  • Fluorescence light source
  • Photobleaching.
  • Polymer optical fiber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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