Optical investigations of electrochemical processes using a long-period fiber grating functionalized by indium tin oxide

Marta Janczuk-Richter , Monika Piestrzyńska , Dariusz Burnat , Petr Sezemsky , Vitezslav Stranak , Wojtek J. Bock , Robert Bogdanowicz , Joanna Niedziółka-Jönsson , Mateusz Jakub Śmietana


The growing needs for fast and reliable sensing devices stimulate development of new technological solutions. In this work a new multi-domain sensing method is demonstrated where optical sensing device has been applied to enhance amount of data received during electrochemical analysis. Thin, optically transparent, high-refractive-index, and electrically conductive indium tin oxide (ITO) film was deposited using magnetron sputtering on the surface of the long-period gratings (LPG) induced in optical fiber. ITO serves as working electrode in electrochemical setup and as a coating that enhances sensitivity of a LPG to changes of external refractive index. All the measurements were conducted in a combined optical and electrochemical setup. Obtained results show capability of this approach for optical monitoring of both electrochemical processes and changes in optical properties at the ITO surface. The optical response of the sensor was strongly dependent on the voltage applied to the ITO-LPG working electrode and on composition of the electrolyte. Changes observed in optical spectra may be attributed to the alterations in optical properties of both ITO layer (refractive index changes) and electrolyte in the vicinity of electrode (double layer formation). The developed structures can be further used as a fiber-based sensors and biosensors with integrated opto-electrochemical readout.
Author Marta Janczuk-Richter - [Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences]
Marta Janczuk-Richter,,
, Monika Piestrzyńska (FEIT / MO)
Monika Piestrzyńska,,
- The Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics
, Dariusz Burnat (FEIT / MO)
Dariusz Burnat,,
- The Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics
, Petr Sezemsky - [Jihoceská Univerzita v Ceských Budejovicích]
Petr Sezemsky,,
, Vitezslav Stranak - [Jihoceská Univerzita v Ceských Budejovicích]
Vitezslav Stranak,,
, Wojtek J. Bock - [Universite du Quebec en Outaouais]
Wojtek J. Bock,,
, Robert Bogdanowicz - Gdańsk University of Technology (PG) [Gdańsk University of Technology]
Robert Bogdanowicz,,
, Joanna Niedziółka-Jönsson - [Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences]
Joanna Niedziółka-Jönsson,,
, Mateusz Jakub Śmietana (FEIT / MO)
Mateusz Jakub Śmietana,,
- The Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics
Journal seriesSensors and Actuators B - Chemical, ISSN 0925-4005, (N/A 140 pkt)
Issue year2019
No15 January
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishOptical fiber sensor; Long-period fiber gratings; Refractive index sensing; Thin film; Indium tin oxide; Electrochemistry
ASJC Classification2208 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925400518317647?via%3Dihub
Projectx. Project leader: Śmietana Mateusz Jakub, , Phone: (22) 234 63 64, start date 20-05-2015, planned end date 19-05-2019, IMiO/2015/NCN/2, Implemented
WEiTI Projects financed by NSC [Projekty finansowane przez NCN]
DIAMSEC-ultra-sensitive sensory platform for rapid detection of epidemiological and pandemic threats. Project leader: Śmietana Mateusz Jakub, , Phone: (22) 234 63 64, application date 04-11-2016, start date 01-06-2017, planned end date 31-05-2020, MO/2016/7, Implemented
WEiTI Projects financed by NCRD [Projekty finansowane przez NCBiR (NCBR)]
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)140
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 140.0, 20-10-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 1; WoS Citations = 1; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 1.463; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 5.667 (2) - 2017=5.118 (5)
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