July 31, 2012
There have been numerous advancements in silicon and crystal photonics development for chemical sensing equipment. Looking at the photonics chemical sensing equipment provider and information source sites online, it is amazing to see all of the potential applications of this type of technology. The U.S. Armed Forces uses photonic microharp chemical sensors in the real-time detection of vapors. This usage could potentially detect dangerous gasses and chemical weapons in both military and public applications. Just imagine in the case of a terrorist gas attack on a public subway, a photonic microharp sensor could detect the gas and allow for evacuation at the first hint of chemical presence.
Some uses of photonic crystals include sensing finite environmental changes within ambient gas materials in the air. Read the rest of this entry »