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Fabrication of micro-optic/microfluidic biochips
Author(s): H. Qiao; Sanket Goel; A. Grundmann; James N. McMullin
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Paper Abstract

The development of devices for biological and chemical analysis is a new and exciting application of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology. In this paper, a method for integrating multimode optical waveguides within glass biochips with fluidic microchannels is described. The waveguides buried in the glass are designed to carry probe light to the channels, capture any emission from samples therein, and deliver the emitted light it to a sensitive photodetector. The ultimate goal is a self-contained, operatorless analysis system for mass testing of biological samples. The field-assisted silver ion-exchange process for fabricating the multimode waveguides and some preliminary results on the waveguide properties are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4833, Applications of Photonic Technology 5, (17 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.474893
Show Author Affiliations
H. Qiao, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
Sanket Goel, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
A. Grundmann, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
James N. McMullin, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4833:
Applications of Photonic Technology 5

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