WaterSpy: A High Sensitivity, Portable Photonic Device for Pervasive Water Quality Analysis

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Doulamis N, Voulodimos A, Doulamis A, Bimpas M, Angeli A, Bakalos N, Giusti A, Philimis P, Varriale A, Ausili A, D'Auria S, Lampropoulos G, Bär M, Schmauß B, Freitag S, Lendl B, Mlynarczyk K, Sosna-Glebska A, Trajnerowicz A, Pawluczyk J, Zbik M, Kulakowski J, Georgiadis P, Blaser S, Bazzurro N
Journal: Sensors
Publication year: 2019
Volume: 19
Journal issue: 1
ISSN: 1424-8220


Abstract

In this paper, we present WaterSpy, a project developing an innovative, compact, cost-effective photonic device for pervasive water quality sensing, operating in the mid-IR spectral range. The approach combines the use of advanced Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCLs) employing the Vernier effect, used as light source, with novel, fibre-coupled, fast and sensitive Higher Operation Temperature (HOT) photodetectors, used as sensors. These will be complemented by optimised laser driving and detector electronics, laser modulation and signal conditioning technologies. The paper presents the WaterSpy concept, the requirements elicited, the preliminary architecture design of the device, the use cases in which it will be validated, while highlighting the innovative technologies that contribute to the advancement of the current state of the art.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Bär, Matthias
Lehrstuhl für Hochfrequenztechnik
Schmauß, Bernhard Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Professur für Hochfrequenztechnik mit dem Schwerpunkt Optische Hochfrequenztechnik und Photonik


External institutions with authors

Alpes Lasers
AUG Signals Hellas
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
Cyprus Research and Innovation Center Ltd (CyRIC)
Technische Universität Wien
Vigo System S.A.
Εθνικό Μετσόβιο Πολυτεχνείο / National Technical University of Athens


How to cite

APA:
Doulamis, N., Voulodimos, A., Doulamis, A., Bimpas, M., Angeli, A., Bakalos, N.,... Bazzurro, N. (2019). WaterSpy: A High Sensitivity, Portable Photonic Device for Pervasive Water Quality Analysis. Sensors, 19(1). https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s19010033

MLA:
Doulamis, Nikolaos, et al. "WaterSpy: A High Sensitivity, Portable Photonic Device for Pervasive Water Quality Analysis." Sensors 19.1 (2019).

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