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  • Vol. 32, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2007
  • pp: 460–462

Localized biosensing with Topas microstructured polymer optical fiber

Grigoriy Emiliyanov, Jesper B. Jensen, Ole Bang, Poul E. Hoiby, Lars H. Pedersen, Erik M. Kjær, and Lars Lindvold  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 5, pp. 460-462 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.000460


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Abstract

We present what is believed to be the first microstructured polymer optical fiber (mPOF) fabricated from Topas cyclic olefin copolymer, which has attractive material and biochemical properties. This polymer allows for a novel type of fiber-optic biosensor, where localized sensor layers may be activated on the inner side of the air holes in a predetermined section of the mPOF. The concept is demonstrated using a fluorescence-based method for selective detection of fluorophore-labeled antibodies.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 11, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 12, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 15, 2006
Published: February 2, 2007

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Vol. 2, Iss. 4 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Grigoriy Emiliyanov, Jesper B. Jensen, Ole Bang, Poul E. Hoiby, Lars H. Pedersen, Erik M. Kjær, and Lars Lindvold, "Localized biosensing with Topas microstructured polymer optical fiber," Opt. Lett. 32, 460-462 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-5-460


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