3 March 2014 Plasmonic improvement of microcavity biomedical sensor spectroscopic characteristics
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Proceedings Volume 8957, Plasmonics in Biology and Medicine XI; 89570E (2014) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2039049
Event: SPIE BiOS, 2014, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
New opportunity to improve a sensetivity of a label-free biomolecule detection in sensing systems based on microcavity evanescent wave optical sensors has been recently found and is being under intensive development. Novel technique based on combination of optical resonance on microring structures with plasmon resonance. Recently developed tools based on neural network data processing can realize real-time identification of biological agents. So combining advantages of plasmon enhancing optical microcavity resonance with identification tools can give a new platform for ulta sensitive label-free biomedical sensor. Our developed technique used standard glass and polymer microspheres as sensetive elements. They are fixed in the solution flow by adhesive layer on the surface being in the field of evanescence wave. Sensitive layer have been treated by gold nanoparticel (GN) solution. Another technique used thin film gold layers deposited on the substrate below adhesive. The light from a tuneable diode laser is coupled into the microsphere through a prism and was sharply focussed on the single microsphere. Images were recorded by CMOS camera. Normalized by free spectral range resonance shift of whispering gallery mode (WGM) and a relative efficiency of their excitation were used as input data for biomolecule classification. Both biomolecules and NP injection was obtained caused WGM spectra modification. But after NP treatment spectral shift and intensity of WGM resonances in biomolecule solutions increased. WGM resonances in microspheres fixed on substrate with gold layer with optimized layer thickness in biomolecule solutions also had higher intensity and spectra modification then without gold layer.
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Vladimir A. Saetchnikov, Elina A. Tcherniavskaia, Anton V. Saetchnikov, Gustav Schweiger, Andreas Ostendorf, Reza Ghadiri, "Plasmonic improvement of microcavity biomedical sensor spectroscopic characteristics", Proc. SPIE 8957, Plasmonics in Biology and Medicine XI, 89570E (3 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2039049; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2039049
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