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UV Radiation Detection Using Optical Sensor Based on Eu3+ Doped PMMA

Piotr Miluski
  • Bialystok University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Wiejska 45d, 15-351 Białystok, Poland
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/ Marcin Kochanowicz
  • Bialystok University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Wiejska 45d, 15-351 Białystok, Poland
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/ Jacek Żmojda
  • Bialystok University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Wiejska 45d, 15-351 Białystok, Poland
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/ Dominik Dorosz
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  • AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics, Al. A. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
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Published Online: 2016-12-13 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mms-2016-0049


Progress in UV treatment applications requires new compact and sensor constructions. In the paper a hybrid (organic-inorganic) rare-earth-based polymeric UV sensor construction is proposed. The efficient luminescence of poly(methyl) methacrylate (PMMA) matrix doped by europium was used for testing the optical sensor (optrode) construction. The europium complex assures effective luminescence in the visible range with well determined multi-peak spectrum emission enabling construction of the optrode. The fabricated UV optical fibre sensor was used for determination of Nd:YAG laser intensity measurements at the third harmonic (355 nm) in the radiation power range 5.0-34.0 mW. The multi-peak luminescence spectrum was used for optimization of the measurement formula. The composition of luminescent peak intensity enables to increase the slope of sensitivity up to −2.8 mW-1. The obtained results and advantages of the optical fibre construction enable to apply it in numerous UV detection systems.

Keywords: ultraviolet radiation; UV; optical fibre sensor; lanthanides


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About the article

Received: 2016-04-25

Accepted: 2016-06-15

Published Online: 2016-12-13

Published in Print: 2016-12-01

Citation Information: Metrology and Measurement Systems, ISSN (Online) 2300-1941, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mms-2016-0049. Export Citation

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