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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2008

Enhancement of laser-induced fluorescence at 473 nm excitation with subwavelength resonant waveguide gratings

Petri Karvinen, Tarmo Nuutinen, Outi Hyvärinen, and Pasi Vahimaa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 21, pp. 16364-16370 (2008)

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A dielectric subwavelength resonant waveguide grating was designed and fabricated in order to enhance fluorescence of biomolecules. More than 80 times higher laser-induced fluorescence yield was observed from enhanced green fluorescence protein on the structure when compared to same material on a flat surface.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.1420) Medical optics and biotechnology : Biology
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced
(050.5745) Diffraction and gratings : Resonance domain

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: July 18, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 28, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 2, 2008
Published: September 29, 2008

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Vol. 3, Iss. 12 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Petri Karvinen, Tarmo Nuutinen, Outi Hyvärinen, and Pasi Vahimaa, "Enhancement of laser-induced fluorescence at 473 nm excitation with subwavelength resonant waveguide gratings," Opt. Express 16, 16364-16370 (2008)

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