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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 2012
  • pp: 1245–1250

Optimized angle scanning method for array sample detection in surface plasmon resonance biosensor

Pan Qi, Ying Li, and Jingang Zhong  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 9, pp. 1245-1250 (2012)

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An optimized angle scanning method is presented for array sample detection in a surface plasmon resonance biosensor. It provides a way to find the optimal rotation axis in the prism to resolve the drifting problem of the light incidence point on samples in the plane prism-coupling mode. The detection of array samples can be achieved by the translation of the prism along a particular direction. The validity of this method is theoretically analyzed and demonstrated by experiments.

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OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(280.1415) Remote sensing and sensors : Biological sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: August 19, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 2, 2011
Published: March 14, 2012

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Pan Qi, Ying Li, and Jingang Zhong, "Optimized angle scanning method for array sample detection in surface plasmon resonance biosensor," Appl. Opt. 51, 1245-1250 (2012)

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