The use of fiber optics as light guidance allows a great modularity and flexibility in the setup of an optical measurement system. Optical fibers can be made of many materials, such as plastic, glasses and silicates (SiO2). For high quality fiber optics, as used in spectroscopic applications, synthetic fused silica (amorphous silicon dioxide) is used, that can be intentionally doped with trace elements to adjust the optical properties of the glass.