We report loss improvement and fluorescence detection of integrated liquid-core optical ARROW waveguides. Waveguide loss is reduced to 0.33/cm and fluorescence from as low as 500 molecules with collection efficiencies up to 15.6% was detected.
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(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.6280) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence
D. Yin, H. Schmidt, J. P. Barber, and A. R. Hawkins, "Highly Sensitive Fluorescence Detection from Optimized Liquid-core ARROW Waveguides," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CTuD5.
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