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Direct laser writing of optical biosensor based on photonic Floquet topological insulator for protein detection
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Paper Abstract

Photonic Floquet topological insulators (PFTI) allow scatter-free propagation of light along its edges. The PFTI of interest consists of helical waveguides arranged in a honeycomb lattice. When irradiated with an input beam on the edge of the PFTI, light propagates from one end of the waveguide-system to the other along the edges. The intensity and the final position of light is theoretically found to be dependent on the difference in the refractive indices of the core and cladding of the waveguides. For a system of helical-waveguides filled with a solvent, the effective refractive index of the system varies with the concentration of the analyte in the solvent and this can be measured by monitoring the position and intensity of the output-light. This paper discusses the design, principle, simulation and fabrication of such a PFTI based biosensor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2019
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10895, Frontiers in Biological Detection: From Nanosensors to Systems XI, 108950Y (7 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2511158
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Abhishek Kottaram Amrithanath, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Heming Wei, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Sridhar Krishnaswamy, Northwestern Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10895:
Frontiers in Biological Detection: From Nanosensors to Systems XI
Amos Danielli; Benjamin L. Miller; Sharon M. Weiss, Editor(s)

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