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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 11 — Oct. 22, 2008

Specific detection of proteins using photonic crystal waveguides

S. C. Buswell, V. A. Wright, J. M. Buriak, V. Van, and S. Evoy  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 20, pp. 15949-15957 (2008)

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Specific detection of proteins is demonstrated using planar photonic crystal waveguides. Using immobilized biotin as probe, streptavidin was captured, causing the waveguide mode cut-off to red-shift. The device was shown to detect a 2.5 nm streptavidin film with a 0.86 nm cut-off red-shift. An improved photonic crystal waveguide sensor design is also described and shown to have a 40% improved bulk refractive index response.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: June 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 12, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 12, 2008
Published: September 23, 2008

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Vol. 3, Iss. 11 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

S. C. Buswell, V. A. Wright, J. M. Buriak, V. Van, and S. Evoy, "Specific detection of proteins using photonic crystal waveguides," Opt. Express 16, 15949-15957 (2008)

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