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Characterization of biosensing waveguides on Cytop
Author(s): Asad Khan; Charles Chiu; Ewa Lisicka-Skrzek; R. Niall Tait; Pierre Berini
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Paper Abstract

There is currently considerable research underway to utilize Long-range Surface Plasmon-Polariton (LRSPP) waves, which inherently have a low attenuation, to conduct biosensing using integrated optical structures such as the Mach- Zehnder interferometer (MZI). In order for the sensor to be functional and biosensing to occur, many technological elements are required including high-quality optical waveguide structures integrated with microfluidic channels, stable low-noise interrogation optoelectronics, and external fluidic components. The processes involved in the fabrication of a variety of devices along with the devices themselves and the optical set-ups used for their interrogation are described. Measured insertion losses for uncladded, cladded and channelled devices are compared to theoretical results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7750, Photonics North 2010, 77500H (21 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.873070
Show Author Affiliations
Asad Khan, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Charles Chiu, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Ewa Lisicka-Skrzek, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
R. Niall Tait, Carleton Univ. (Canada)
Pierre Berini, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7750:
Photonics North 2010
Henry P. Schriemer; Rafael N. Kleiman, Editor(s)

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