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Novel approach for non-invasive glucose sensing using vibrational contrast CD absorption measurements (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Vladislav V. Yakovlev; Carlos Tovar; Brett Hokr; Georgi I. Petrov

Paper Abstract

Noninvasive glucose sensing is a Holy Grail of diabetes mellitus management. Unfortunately, despite a number of innovative concepts and a long history of continuous instrumental improvements, the problem remains largely unsolved. Here we propose and experimentally demonstrate the first successful implementation of a novel strategy based on vibrational overtone circular dichroism absorption measurements. Such an approach uses a short-wavelength infrared excitation (1000-2000 nm), which takes the advantage of lower light scattering and intrinsic chemical contrast provided by the chemical structure of D-glucose molecule. We model the propagation of circular polarized light in scattering medium using Monte Carlo simulations to show the feasibility of such approach in turbid medium and demonstrate the proof of principle using optical detection. We also investigate the possibility of using ultrasound detection through circular dichroism absorption measurements to achieve simple and sensitive glucose monitoring.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2016
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 9723, Reporters, Markers, Dyes, Nanoparticles, and Molecular Probes for Biomedical Applications VIII, 97230J (27 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2213604
Show Author Affiliations
Vladislav V. Yakovlev, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Carlos Tovar, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Brett Hokr, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Georgi I. Petrov, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9723:
Reporters, Markers, Dyes, Nanoparticles, and Molecular Probes for Biomedical Applications VIII
Samuel Achilefu; Ramesh Raghavachari, Editor(s)

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