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Potential glucose monitoring of blood plasma using hollow core photonic crystal fibre
Author(s): L. E. Horan; G. Khara; M. Rutowska; A. D Ellis; F. C Garcia Gunning
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Paper Abstract

The ratio (ζ) of surface tension to viscosity of liquids can be determined using hollow core photonic crystal fibres (HCPCF), and we show here techniques to determine ζ of glucose levels within fluids, of nano-litre quantities. We demonstrate an optically integrated micro-capillary viscometer, to determine the concentrations of nano-litre solutions based on properties of their flow within HC-PCF. The filling of the fibres with liquids within a given range of refractive index will induce a shift in the photonic band gap of the fibre, allowing guidance of light at wavelengths that were originally outside the bandgap of the HC-PCF.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2011
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7753, 21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 77533W (17 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.885005
Show Author Affiliations
L. E. Horan, Univ. College Cork (Ireland)
G. Khara, Univ. College Cork (Ireland)
M. Rutowska, Univ. College Cork (Ireland)
A. D Ellis, Univ. College Cork (Ireland)
F. C Garcia Gunning, Univ. College Cork (Ireland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7753:
21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Jacques Albert; Wojtek J. Bock, Editor(s)

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