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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 7 — Apr. 8, 2013
  • pp: 7994–8006

Silicon photonic micro-disk resonators for label-free biosensing

Samantha M. Grist, Shon A. Schmidt, Jonas Flueckiger, Valentina Donzella, Wei Shi, Sahba Talebi Fard, James T. Kirk, Daniel M. Ratner, Karen C. Cheung, and Lukas Chrostowski  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 7, pp. 7994-8006 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.007994


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Abstract

Silicon photonic biosensors are highly attractive for multiplexed Lab-on-Chip systems. Here, we characterize the sensing performance of 3 µm TE-mode and 10 µm dual TE/TM-mode silicon photonic micro-disk resonators and demonstrate their ability to detect the specific capture of biomolecules. Our experimental results show sensitivities of 26 nm/RIU and 142 nm/RIU, and quality factors of 3.3x104 and 1.6x104 for the TE and TM modes, respectively. Additionally, we show that the large disks contain both TE and TM modes with differing sensing characteristics. Finally, by serializing multiple disks on a single waveguide bus in a CMOS compatible process, we demonstrate a biosensor capable of multiplexed interrogation of biological samples.

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OCIS Codes
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(280.1415) Remote sensing and sensors : Biological sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Sensors

History
Original Manuscript: January 24, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 7, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 9, 2013
Published: March 26, 2013

Virtual Issues
Vol. 8, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Samantha M. Grist, Shon A. Schmidt, Jonas Flueckiger, Valentina Donzella, Wei Shi, Sahba Talebi Fard, James T. Kirk, Daniel M. Ratner, Karen C. Cheung, and Lukas Chrostowski, "Silicon photonic micro-disk resonators for label-free biosensing," Opt. Express 21, 7994-8006 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-7-7994


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