Carbon–polydimethylsiloxane-based integratable optical technology for spectroscopic analysis

Hiroaki Nomada, Kinichi Morita, Hirokazu Higuchi, Hiroaki Yoshioka, Yuji Oki

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Abstract

A polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)-based optical system has been demonstrated. To suppress intense background radiation due to multiple internal scatting in a transparent material, a composite structure of a carbon–PDMS compound and PDMS was proposed. The index matching of the real part of the refractive index can suppress internal scattering, and an absorption of 99–99.7% was attained by using carbon micro particles and carbon nano tubes. The black-PDMS light channel functions as a light filter for straight pass, and an optical density of 5 was obtained by bending the filter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)428-432
Number of pages5
JournalTalanta
Volume166
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2017

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry

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