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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2008
  • pp: 791–793

Single-shot acquisition of time-resolved fluorescence spectra using a multiple delay optical fiber bundle

Ye Yuan, Thanassis Papaioannou, and Qiyin Fang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 8, pp. 791-793 (2008)

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We present a technique for simultaneous acquisition of time-resolved fluorescence spectra using a customized optical fiber bundle with multiple collection fibers of different length. These fibers were aligned at the output plane of a spectrograph corresponding to different wavelengths. Fluorescence signal dispersed by the spectrograph was converted into a pulse train owing to time delays introduced by the length differences between each fiber and subsequently detected by a photomultiplier and digitizer. The performance of the technique was tested with standard fluorescent dyes, and the results are in good agreement with literature values.

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OCIS Codes
(170.3650) Medical optics and biotechnology : Lifetime-based sensing
(170.3890) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics instrumentation
(170.6280) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence
(170.6920) Medical optics and biotechnology : Time-resolved imaging
(300.6190) Spectroscopy : Spectrometers
(300.6500) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, time-resolved

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Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: January 22, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 20, 2008
Published: April 9, 2008

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Ye Yuan, Thanassis Papaioannou, and Qiyin Fang, "Single-shot acquisition of time-resolved fluorescence spectra using a multiple delay optical fiber bundle," Opt. Lett. 33, 791-793 (2008)

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