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Green laser excited surface plasmon resonance biosensor utilizing highly sensitive phase interrogation detection
Author(s): How-Foo Chen; Wei-Chen Hsu; Ya-Jung Wang; Ta-Jen Yen
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Paper Abstract

Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) biosensors have been widely used for dynamical analysis of molecular affinity, bacterium screening, and drug discovery due to its advantages of label-free detection, dynamic interaction analysis, small sample volume, and ultra sensitivity (feasibility of single molecular detection). Recently, SPR biosensing for cell imaging known as SPR microscopy (SPRM) has attracted great attention due to the characteristics of SPR biosensors. However, it is well known that the trends of sensitivity and spatial resolution are opposite to each other: Surface plasmon waves (SPWs) with shorter wavelength which provides higher spatial resolution has less sensitivity. It is known that the spatial resolution of SPRM is limited by the propagation length of surface plasmon wave (SPW) along the metaldielectric interface. SPW excited by 632.8 nm light has the propagation length of 3 um. This length becomes longer when a longer wavelength is selected. While most of SPR biosensors are built with 632.8 nm or longer wavelength for high sensitivity, using 532nm light to excite SPWs is desired for submicron resolution since the propagation length is around 150 nm. Different from current phase interrogation methods, the proposed phase interrogation method is highly sensitive and suitable for CCD imaging. Although it is generally believed that SPWs with wavelength 532nm has poor sensitivity, the experimental result showed that the setup can reach the sensitivity lower than 2×10-6 RIU when sucrose is used as the test sample.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7715, Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care II, 77150O (17 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.854857
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How-Foo Chen, National Yang-Ming Univ. (Taiwan)
Taipei City Hospital (Taiwan)
Wei-Chen Hsu, National Yang-Ming Univ. (Taiwan)
Ya-Jung Wang, National Yang-Ming Univ. (Taiwan)
Ta-Jen Yen, National Tsing Hua Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7715:
Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care II
Jürgen Popp; Wolfgang Drexler; Valery V. Tuchin; Dennis L. Matthews, Editor(s)

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