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Type: Journal article
Title: Driving down the detection limit in microstructured fiber-based chemical dip sensors
Author: Schartner, E.
Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H.
Warren-Smith, S.
White, R.
Monro, T.
Citation: Sensors, 2011; 11(3):2961-2971
Publisher: Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)
Issue Date: 2011
ISSN: 1424-8220
1424-8220
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Erik P. Schartner, Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Stephen C. Warren-Smith, Richard T. White and Tanya M. Monro
Abstract: We present improvements to fluorescence sensing in soft-glass microstructured optical fibers that result in significantly improved sensitivity relative to previously published results. Concentrations of CdSe quantum dots down to 10 pM levels have been demonstrated. We show that the primary limitation to the sensitivity of these systems is the intrinsic fluorescence of the glass itself.
Keywords: soft glass; dip sensing; microstructured optical fiber; quantum dots
Rights: © 2011 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).
RMID: 0020110834
DOI: 10.3390/s110302961
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