18 May 2010 Biconical tapered optical fiber biosensor for measuring refractive index of a-amino acids in aqueous D-glucose and sucrose solution
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Proceedings Volume 7715, Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care II; 77151Y (2010); doi: 10.1117/12.853969
Event: SPIE Photonics Europe, 2010, Brussels, Belgium
Abstract
A single-mode biconical tapered optical fiber (BTOF) sensor was utilized for sensing the variation of refractive index (RI) with concentration of D-glucose in double distilled deionized water and measuring of RI of amino acids (AAs) in carbohydrate solutions. This method showed a rewarding ability in understanding the basis of biomolecular interactions in biological systems. The BTOF is fabricated by heat pulling method, utilizing a CO2 laser. The detection limit of the BTOF was 50 ppb for the D-glucose concentration ranging from 0 to 80 ppm, and RI detection limit corresponding to these concentrations in the range at 1.3333 to 1.3404 was 5.4×10-6 as a refractometer sensor. The response of the BTOF shows that the different kinds of interactions of various groups of AAs such as L-alanine, L-leucine, and L-cystein with D-glucose, sucrose and water molecules depend on functional groups in AAs such as OH, SH;CH2;NH3+ ,COO-. These results can be interpreted in terms of solute-solute and solute-solvent interactions and structure making/breaking ability of solutes in the given solution.
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M. I. Zibaii, H. Latifi, M. Karami, M. Gholami, S. M. Hosseini, M. H. Ghezelayagh, "Biconical tapered optical fiber biosensor for measuring refractive index of a-amino acids in aqueous D-glucose and sucrose solution", Proc. SPIE 7715, Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care II, 77151Y (18 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.853969; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.853969
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Molecules

Molecular interactions

Refractive index

Glucose

Sensors

Tapered optical fibers

Fiber optics sensors

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