Localized biosensing with Topas microstructured Polymer Optical Fiber

Grigoriy Andreev Emiliyanov, Jesper Bo Jensen, Ole Bang, Anders Overgaard Bjarklev, Poul E. Hoiby, Lars H. Pedersen, Erik Michael Kjær, Lars Lindvold

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We present what is believed to be the first microstructured polymer optical fiber (mPOF) fabricated from Topas cyclic olefin copolymer, which has attractive material and biochemical properties. This polymer allows for a novel type of fiber-optic biosensor, where localized sensor layers may be activated on the inner side of the air holes in a predetermined section of the mPOF. The concept is demonstrated using a fluorescencebased method for selective detection of fluorophore-labeled antibodies. © 2007 Optical Society of America
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)460-462
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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