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Suspended core optical fibers for biological applications using UV wavelengths
Author(s): S. C. Warren-Smith; G. Nie; J. Kobelke; R. Kostecki; L. A. Salamonsen; T. M. Monro
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Paper Abstract

We have demonstrated the use of suspended core optical fibers as dip sensors for biological applications based on fluorophores operating at UV wavelengths for the first time. In this paper, we have demonstrated the use of suspended-core fibers to measure the fluorescence of 7-Amino-4-methylcoumarin (AMC), which is used as the transduction for the standard enzyme activity assay of PC6, a biomarker of women's uterine fertility. Concentrations down to 500 nM have been measured using a 2.1 μm core diameter fiber.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 October 2012
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8421, OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 84211E (17 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.970611
Show Author Affiliations
S. C. Warren-Smith, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
G. Nie, Prince Henry's Institute of Medical Research (Australia)
J. Kobelke, Institute of Photonic Technology (Germany)
R. Kostecki, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
L. A. Salamonsen, Prince Henry's Institute of Medical Research (Australia)
T. M. Monro, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8421:
OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Yanbiao Liao; Wei Jin; David D. Sampson; Ryozo Yamauchi; Youngjoo Chung; Kentaro Nakamura; Yunjiang Rao, Editor(s)

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