Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 399, Issue 1, pp 205–211 | Cite as

Optical ring resonators for biochemical and chemical sensing

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Abstract

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.

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Various types of optical ring resonators for biochemical and chemical sensing

Keywords

Optical ring resonators Biological sensors Chemical sensors Vapor sensors 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge support from the National Science Foundation (ECCS-0729903, CBET-0747398, and ECCS-0853399) and the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Early Career Award.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Biomedical Engineering DepartmentUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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