Bioinspired optoelectronic nose with nanostructured wavelength-scalable hollow-core infrared fibers

Adem Yildirim, Mert Vural, Mecit Yaman, Mehmet Bayindir

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A digital photonic nose concept based on infrared absorption inside a hollow core infrared transmitting fiber array is presented. Wavelength-scalable photonic band gap fibers filter specific energy photons from a blackbody source, where volatile compounds selectively absorb photons depending on their chemical absorption spectrum. The pattern resulting in the detector array is processed as a binary signature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1263-1267
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Mar 11 2011
Externally publishedYes



  • band gap fibers
  • infrared detection
  • pattern recognition
  • photonic nose
  • sensors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science(all)

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