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Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics


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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 3 — Feb. 29, 2012

Nanoporous polymer ring resonators for biosensing

Matthew Mancuso, Julie M. Goddard, and David Erickson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 1, pp. 245-255 (2012)

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Optically resonant devices are promising as label-free biomolecular sensors due to their ability to concentrate electromagnetic energy into small mode volumes and their capacity for multiplexed detection. A fundamental limitation of current optical biosensor technology is that the biomolecular interactions are limited to the surface of the resonant device, while the highest intensity of electromagnetic energy is trapped within the core. In this paper, we present nanoporous polymer optofluidic devices consisting of ring resonators coupled to bus waveguides. We report a 40% increase in polymer device sensitivity attributed to the addition of core energy- bioanalyte interactions.

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OCIS Codes
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials
(130.5460) Integrated optics : Polymer waveguides

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Original Manuscript: August 2, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 6, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 26, 2011
Published: December 20, 2011

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Vol. 7, Iss. 3 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Matthew Mancuso, Julie M. Goddard, and David Erickson, "Nanoporous polymer ring resonators for biosensing," Opt. Express 20, 245-255 (2012)

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