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Advances in Optical Technologies
Volume 2012, Article ID 187678, 5 pages
Research Article

Optimization Efficiency of Monte Carlo Simulation Tool for Evanescent Wave Spectroscopy Fiber-Optic Probe

1Software Engineering Department, Shamoon College of Engineering (SCE), 84100 Beer Sheva, Israel
2Department of Physics, Ben-Gurion University, 84105 Beer Sheva, Israel
3Negev Monte Carlo Research Center, Shamoon College of Engineering (SCE), 84100 Beer Sheva, Israel

Received 5 January 2012; Accepted 9 April 2012

Academic Editor: Yeshoshua Kalisky

Copyright © 2012 Daniel Khankin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In a previous work, we described the simulation tool (FOPS 3D) (Khankin et al., 2001) which can simulate the full three-dimensional geometrical structure of a fiber and the propagation of a light beam sent through it. In this paper we are focusing on three major points: the first concerns the improvements made with respect to the simulation tool and the second, optimizations implemented with respect to the calculations' efficiency. Finally, the major research improvement from our previous works is the simulation results of the optimal absorbance value, as a function of bending angle for a given uncladded part diameter, that are presented; it is suggested that fiber-bending may improve the efficiency of recording the relevant measurements. This is the third iteration of the FOPS development process (Mann et al., 2009) which was significantly optimized by decreasing memory usage and increasing CPU utilization.