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Design, characterization, and optimization of waveguides based on chalcogenide glasses for biosensors
Author(s): Renbo Song; Xiaodong Mu; Ashtosh Ganjoo; Y. J. Ding; Himanshu Jain
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Paper Abstract

We have systematically designed, fabricated, and tested chalcogenide-glass waveguides. Among all the characterization techniques, we have found that the prism-coupling method is the most effective and accurate for determining all the parameters describing the performance of the slab waveguides. Furthermore, we have also achieved the end-fire coupling in these waveguides to study the characteristics of the transmitted beams. These waveguides can be optimized eventually for the biosensor applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 December 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5585, Chemical and Biological Point Sensors for Homeland Defense II, (16 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.574180
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Renbo Song, Lehigh Univ. (United States)
Xiaodong Mu, Lehigh Univ. (United States)
Ashtosh Ganjoo, Lehigh Univ. (United States)
Y. J. Ding, Lehigh Univ. (United States)
Himanshu Jain, Lehigh Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5585:
Chemical and Biological Point Sensors for Homeland Defense II
Arthur J. Sedlacek; Steven D. Christesen; Tuan Vo-Dinh; Roger J. Combs, Editor(s)

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