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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 14 — Nov. 16, 2010

Fiber-optic Mach–Zehnder interferometer as a high-precision temperature sensor: effects of temperature fluctuations on surface biosensing

Edouard Harris, Yi Li, Liang Chen, and Xiaoyi Bao  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 29, pp. 5682-5685 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.49.005682


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Abstract

In this article, we report the use of a fiber-optic Mach–Zehnder interferometer as a high-precision temperature sensor, and we investigate the effects of small temperature fluctuations on the reliability of the device as a surface biosensor. We found that typical temperature fluctuations generally cause sensor responses large enough that they must be compensated for before reliable surface chemistry measurements can be undertaken. These findings are particularly relevant in light of the recent surge of interest in fiber-optic based biosensors of various designs.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(170.1580) Medical optics and biotechnology : Chemometrics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: July 27, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 28, 2010
Published: October 8, 2010

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Vol. 5, Iss. 14 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Edouard Harris, Yi Li, Liang Chen, and Xiaoyi Bao, "Fiber-optic Mach–Zehnder interferometer as a high-precision temperature sensor: effects of temperature fluctuations on surface biosensing," Appl. Opt. 49, 5682-5685 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-49-29-5682

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