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SPR surface enhanced fluorescence with a gold-coated corrugated sensor chip
Author(s): Michael T. Reilly Sr.; Peter A. Nessing; Ernest F. Guignon; Michael A. Lynes; Salvador M. Fernandez
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Paper Abstract

Our ultimate objective is to develop a low-cost, surface-enhanced fluorescence microarray detection system for highly multiplexed bioassays based on surface plasmon resonance (SPR) coupled fluorescence. For convenience we refer to this approach as SPREFE (SPR-coupled Enhanced Fluorescence Emission). Our implementation employs grating coupler sensor chips that consist of gold-coated plastic substrates with a periodic surface profile that enables resonant coupling of incident optical radiation into surface plasmons. With this architecture, emission from fluorophores suitably bound to ligands on the chip is modified in two striking ways: first, excitation is enhanced by the evanescent plasmon field, and second emission is highly directional, which can significantly improve optical collection efficiency. In this work we explore the feasibility of this approach for biodetection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6099, Plasmonics in Biology and Medicine III, 60990E (23 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.646165
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Michael T. Reilly Sr., Ciencia, Inc. (United States)
Peter A. Nessing, Ciencia, Inc. (United States)
Ernest F. Guignon, Ciencia, Inc. (United States)
Michael A. Lynes, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Salvador M. Fernandez, Ciencia, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6099:
Plasmonics in Biology and Medicine III
Tuan Vo-Dinh; Joseph R. Lakowicz; Zygmunt Gryczynski, Editor(s)

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