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Surface plasmon resonance biosensor miniaturization
Author(s): Mark W. Foster; Douglas J. Ferrell; Robert A. Lieberman
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Paper Abstract

Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) biosensing promises a sensitive technique for the rapid quantization of a variety of analytes of interest to environmental sensing, chem/biological warfare detection, and medical screening. For many applications a compact, handheld sensor would be advantageous, however present implementations are not well suited to miniaturization. Using a substrate mode waveguide to excite SPR, a miniaturized SPR system has been demonstrated that is small enough to fit in the palm of a users hand. Preliminary testing has demonstrated 7 nanomolar sensitivity for an immunoassay biosensor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2293, Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Fiber Sensors VI, (21 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.190962
Show Author Affiliations
Mark W. Foster, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Douglas J. Ferrell, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Robert A. Lieberman, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2293:
Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Fiber Sensors VI
Robert A. Lieberman, Editor(s)

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