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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 20 — Oct. 7, 2013
  • pp: 24219–24230

High sensitivity UV fluorescence spectroscopy based on an optofluidic jet waveguide

Gianluca Persichetti, Genni Gesta, and Romeo Bernini  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 20, pp. 24219-24230 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.024219


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Abstract

A novel spectroscopic sensor based on an optofluidic liquid jet waveguide is presented. In this device, a liquid jet waveguide is generated with the solution under analysis. This stream, exploiting total internal reflection, acts as an optical waveguide confining the autofluorescence light produced by chemical or biological samples when opportunely excited. Using a self-aligned configuration, the liquid jet is directly coupled with a multimode optical fiber collecting the fluorescence towards the detection system. Experimental measurements have been performed using an UV excitation source on water solutions containing representative water pollutants as aromatic hydrocarbons or bacteria showing very low limit of detection.

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OCIS Codes
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced
(300.6540) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, ultraviolet

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: July 11, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 30, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 30, 2013
Published: October 3, 2013

Citation
Gianluca Persichetti, Genni Gesta, and Romeo Bernini, "High sensitivity UV fluorescence spectroscopy based on an optofluidic jet waveguide," Opt. Express 21, 24219-24230 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-20-24219


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