We investigate hollow core photonic crystal fibers for ultra-sensitive fluorescence detection by selectively infiltrating the central hole with fluorophores. Dye concentrations down to nanomole/liter can be detected using only nanoliter sample volumes.
© 2007 OSA
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence
S. Smolka, M. Barth, and O. Benson, "Selectively Infiltrated Photonic Crystal Fibers for Fluorescence Sensing," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper CThO1.
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