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Refractive index measurement using an optical cavity based biosensor with a differential detection
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Paper Abstract

We proposed a low cost optical cavity based biosensor with a differential detection for point-of-care diagnosis. Two lasers at different wavelengths are used for the differential detection. This method enhances the sensitivity through higher responsivity and noise cancelation. To reduce noise further, especially due to the unstable low cost laser diode output, we employed a referencing method in which a reference pixel value in each CMOS image frame is subtracted from all other pixels. To validate the designed structure and demonstrate the sensitivity of it, we perform refractive index measurements of fluids with our design. In this presentation, we will discuss our design, simulation results, and measurement results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 2015
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9332, Optical Diagnostics and Sensing XV: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics, 93320Z (9 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2079300
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SaiHim Cho, LeTourneau Univ. (United States)
Joshua H. Brake, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Cody Joy, LeTourneau Univ. (United States)
Seunghyun Kim, LeTourneau Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9332:
Optical Diagnostics and Sensing XV: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics
Gerard L. Coté, Editor(s)

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