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Sensing of bacteria immobilised under static conditions using long-range surface plasmon waveguides in Cytop
Author(s): Asad Khan; Oleksiy Krupin; Ewa Lisicka-Skrzek; Pierre Berini
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Paper Abstract

Waveguides consisting of Au embedded in Cytop with micro-fluidic channels etched into the cladding are used for sensing via the propagation of long-range surface plasmons. Initially, a range of water/glycerol solutions with varying refractive indices were sequentially injected in a waveguide section in order to assess its bulk sensitivity and to find a solution supporting a strong high quality mode. Au waveguide surfaces were then functionalized with antibodies against Gram negative bacteria (Anti-Gneg) by first forming a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) of 16-mercaptohexadecanoic acid (16-MHA) and subsequent conjugation with antibodies through carbodiimide chemistry. E.Coli XL-1 Blue was used as an analyte in static incubations. Wavelength sweeps of 16-MHA covered waveguides were compared against waveguides covered with E-coli. The results indicate that very few bacteria cells are required to obtain a measurable change in output signal.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 August 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8007, Photonics North 2011, 800703 (31 August 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.902474
Show Author Affiliations
Asad Khan, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Oleksiy Krupin, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Ewa Lisicka-Skrzek, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Pierre Berini, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8007:
Photonics North 2011
Raman Kashyap; Michel Têtu; Rafael N. Kleiman, Editor(s)

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