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dc.contributor.authorHamner, Vincent N.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:37:05Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:37:05Zen
dc.date.issued1990-08-15en
dc.identifier.otheretd-06082009-170841en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/42892en
dc.description.abstract

Polarimetry, as applied to chemical analysis, deals with the determination of the extent and direction that an optically active chemical species will rotate incident linearly polarized light. Although well developed for physical sensing, the technique of fiber optic polarimetry for chemical sensing remains in its infancy. This thesis is concerned with the design and development of an optical fiber polarimeter which measures the optical rotation of linearly polarized light that occurs in a sensing region between two multi-mode optical fibers. Over short distances, the polarization preserving capabilities of large-core multi-mode optical fibers were investigated. Polarimetric analyses were performed using sucrose and quinine hydrochloride. The instrument has a resolution of O.O8·, and is an excellent platform for an LC or FIA detector. Its more intriguing future lies in evanescent field sensor applications and studies of chiroptical surface interactions.

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dc.format.extentxiv, 226 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 22673151en
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1990.H356.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1990.H356en
dc.subject.lcshChemical detectors -- Designen
dc.subject.lcshChemistry, Analytic -- Instrumentsen
dc.subject.lcshFiber opticsen
dc.subject.lcshOptical detectors -- Designen
dc.subject.lcshPolariscope -- Designen
dc.titleA fiber optic polarimeter for use in chemical analysisen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentChemistryen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineChemistryen
dc.contributor.committeechairDessy, Raymond E.en
dc.contributor.committeememberMerola, Joseph S.en
dc.contributor.committeememberAnderson, Mark R.en
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dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-06082009-170841/en
dc.date.sdate2009-06-08en
dc.date.rdate2009-06-08en
dc.date.adate2009-06-08en


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