Optical Fibers: Biosensors

Authored by: Carlos R. Zamarreño , Abian B. Socorro , Pedro Sanchez , Ignacio R. Matias , Francisco J. Arregui

Encyclopedia of Optical and Photonic Engineering

Print publication date:  September  2015
Online publication date:  September  2015

Print ISBN: 9781439850978
eBook ISBN: 9781351247184
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A brief review of fiber-optic biosensors is presented in this entry with emphasis on the optical techniques more widely used for detection such as absorbance, fluorescence, interferometry, and electromagnetic resonances among others. A quick overview of the principle of operation and schematic descriptions of the typical configurations of these sensors is provided with a previous depiction of the different biological elements and biosensing mechanisms involved in the transduction mechanisms of such sensors. This entry attempts to familiarize the fiber-optic biosensor technology to scientists who are unfamiliar with the field.

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