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A novel fiber optic Fabry-Perot structure with a micrometric diameter tip
Author(s): Xingwei Wang; Juncheng Xu; Zhuang Wang; Kristie L. Cooper; Anbo Wang
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a novel fiber optic Fabry-Perot (FP) structure with a micrometric diameter tip. The fabrication of micro scale probes has become essential in intracellular surgery, in cell sensing, manipulation, and injection. It is of great importance in many fields, such as genetics, pathology, criminology, pharmacogenetics, and food safety. With such a tiny protrusion, the sensor can be inserted into micron size cells, say, for DNA analysis. With the FP cavity inside the fiber, the change of optical path difference (OPD) caused by the environment can be demodulated. In addition, the structure is intrinsically capable of temperature compensation. What's more, it is simple, cost-efficient, and compact. Last but not the least, the structure shows promise for nanometric protrusion. Once this goal is achieved, the sensor can be inserted into most cells. The sensor could pave the way for faster, more accurate medical diagnostic tests for countless conditions and may ultimately save lives by allowing earlier disease detection and intervention.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 August 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6327, Nanoengineering: Fabrication, Properties, Optics, and Devices III, 63270I (31 August 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.680905
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Xingwei Wang, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Juncheng Xu, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Zhuang Wang, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Kristie L. Cooper, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Anbo Wang, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6327:
Nanoengineering: Fabrication, Properties, Optics, and Devices III
Elizabeth A. Dobisz; Louay A. Eldada, Editor(s)

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