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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2013
  • pp: 3115–3118

GeO2-SiO2-chitosan-medium-coated hollow optical fiber for cell immobilization

Nian-bing Zhong, Xun Zhu, Qiang Liao, Yong-zhong Wang, and Rong Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 16, pp. 3115-3118 (2013)

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A GeO2-SiO2-chitosan-medium (GSCM)-coated hollow optical fiber (HOF) is proposed. The HOF consists of three parts: the fiber core (air), cladding (SiO2), and coating (GSCM), which shows the highest refractive index of the three. The HOF’s luminescence properties and surface morphology are investigated. Their adsorption capacity for Rhodopseudomonas palustris CQK 01 is also assayed. We discovered that when the amount of 2GeO2-SiO2 sol dopant is 0.9 mass percent, the HOF exhibits the highest luminous intensity and uniform light distribution, and the adsorption capacity for the cell is 3.2 times higher than that of a normal solid optical fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(160.2290) Materials : Fiber materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(240.6700) Optics at surfaces : Surfaces
(160.1435) Materials : Biomaterials

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Original Manuscript: June 26, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 12, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 14, 2013
Published: August 13, 2013

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Nian-bing Zhong, Xun Zhu, Qiang Liao, Yong-zhong Wang, and Rong Chen, "GeO2-SiO2-chitosan-medium-coated hollow optical fiber for cell immobilization," Opt. Lett. 38, 3115-3118 (2013)

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