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Citation Information : International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems. Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 71-83, DOI: https://doi.org/10.21307/ijssis-2017-471
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Received Date : 01-February-2012 / Accepted: 15-February-2012 / Published Online: 01-March-2012
In this work, it is presented a novel optical fiber humidity sensor based on silver nanoparticle-loaded polymeric coatings built onto an optical fiber core. The polymeric film was fabricated using the Layer-by-Layer assembly technique. The silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) were characterized using transmission electron microscopy (TEM and UV-VIS spectroscopy. A Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance (LSPR) attenuation band is observed when the thickness of the coating increases, and showed a very good sensitivity to Relative Humidity (RH) variations, suitable for high performance applications such as human breathing monitoring.
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