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Optical fiber calcium ion sensor: development and testing
Author(s): Monika Arora; Grace Doan; Sonia R. Anderson; Florence Nwachukwu; Thomas K. Plant
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Paper Abstract

An optical fiber calcium ion sensor is developed through the exploitation of the natural selectivity of the Ca+2 binding properties of the fluorescent probe Calcium Orange (Molecular Probes, Eugene, OR). A multi-mode optical fiber is used to detect calcium in solution. There is a two and a half fold increase observed between a 1 mM EGTA + buffer solution and a 1 mM Ca2+ solution. A variety of different methods of attaching the molecular probe to the end of the fiber are explored.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5278, Sixth Pacific Northwest Fiber Optic Sensor Workshop, (20 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.544399
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Monika Arora, Oregon State Univ. (United States)
Grace Doan, Oregon State Univ. (United States)
Sonia R. Anderson, Oregon State Univ. (United States)
Florence Nwachukwu, Oregon State Univ. (United States)
Thomas K. Plant, Oregon State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5278:
Sixth Pacific Northwest Fiber Optic Sensor Workshop
Eric Udd; Stephen T. Kreger; Jeff Bush, Editor(s)

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