A bacterial detection scheme based on aligning the bacteria with an electric field and detecting the asymmetric optical scattering is demonstrated. This method uses no biochemical markers and can be applied in a Point-of-Care setting.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.7230) Medical optics and biotechnology : Urology
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
A. Pu, D. Psaltis, and H. L. Kasdan, "Rapid Broad Spectrum Bacterial Detection Using Electromagnetic Cellular Polarization and Optical Scattering," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CTuO4.
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