Optical fiber refractometers in a nutshell
In this post, some basic concepts about optical fiber refractometers will be briefly explained, including their function, the different existing types and some of the main parameters that enable to characterize their performance.
Applications of spectroscopy in the agri-food industry
This post explores the implementation of a quality detector based on spectroscopy for raw materials in the agri-food industry and agriculture. Here, the use of statistics and artificial intelligence techniques can correlate spectroscopic … Read the rest
In this post we will briefly describe some of the main optical techniques applied for biosensors interrogation but first it is important to clarify what we mean when we talk about biosensors and differentiate them from biometric sensors … Read the rest
Sugar content (°Brix) measurement using fiber optic refractometers
Measurement of sugar percentage or ºBrix (1 ºBrix=1% sugar mass percent) is crucial in many applications, such as fruit juice, wine making, carbonated beverage industry and the sugar industry among others.
Different … Read the rest
Fiber Bragg Gratings – Propagation phenomena
Periodic perturbations of the optical fiber core refractive index along the fiber length can be obtained using different techniques, such as the exposure to an intense laser irradiation, arc discharge or mechanical deformations as … Read the rest