Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 399, Issue 1, pp 205–211

Optical ring resonators for biochemical and chemical sensing


DOI: 10.1007/s00216-010-4237-z

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Sun, Y. & Fan, X. Anal Bioanal Chem (2011) 399: 205. doi:10.1007/s00216-010-4237-z


In the past few years optical ring resonators have emerged as a new sensing technology for highly sensitive detection of analytes in liquid or gas. This article introduces the ring resonator sensing principle, describes various ring resonator sensor designs, reviews the current state of the field, and presents an outlook of possible applications and related research and development directions.

Various types of optical ring resonators for biochemical and chemical sensing


Optical ring resonatorsBiological sensorsChemical sensorsVapor sensors

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Biomedical Engineering DepartmentUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA