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| EXPLORING THE INTERFACE OF LIGHT AND BIOMEDICINE

  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 11 — Nov. 26, 2007

Optical liquid ring resonator sensor

M. Sumetsky, R. S. Windeler, Y. Dulashko, and X. Fan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 22, pp. 14376-14381 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.014376


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Abstract

We demonstrate a robust and highly responsive optical microsensor, which probes the refractive index of liquids flowing along a ~ 100 μm radius channel formed in a polymer matrix. Sensing is based on measurement of the transmission spectrum of the whispering gallery modes, which are excited across the liquid channel by an optical microfiber imbedded into the polymer. The achieved sensitivity is 800 nm/RIU. Potentially, it is straightforward to assemble the sensing elements of this type into a lab-on-the-chip imbedded in a solidified optical material.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.1880) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Detection
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: September 6, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 9, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 11, 2007
Published: October 16, 2007

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M. Sumetsky, R. S. Windeler, Y. Dulashko, and X. Fan, "Optical liquid ring resonator sensor," Opt. Express 15, 14376-14381 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-22-14376


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