Chemically sensitive optical fiber devices are at present attracting a considerable interest for a variety of applications. The activity in this field is mainly at the research stage, but a considerable interest is being shown by chemical industry, where the efficiency and safety of chemical processes rely on the extensive use of sensors to measure process variables (1,2 ). On the other hand the number of different pollutants in the air (methane, ammonia vapours,…) in water (oils) or the number of parameters in the human body (proteins, pH, partial pressure of O2, CO2, etc.) are so high to require many specific and selective sensors.

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