Photonic Sensors

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 340–356 | Cite as

Nonadiabatic tapered optical fiber for biosensor applications

  • Hamid Latifi
  • Mohammad I. Zibaii
  • Seyed M. Hosseini
  • Pedro Jorge
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Review

Abstract

A brief review on biconical tapered fiber sensors for biosensing applications is presented. A variety of configurations and formats of this sensor have been devised for label free biosensing based on measuring small refractive index changes. The biconical nonadiabatic tapered optical fiber offers a number of favorable properties for optical sensing, which have been exploited in several biosensing applications, including cell, protein, and DNA sensors. The types of these sensors present a low-cost fiber biosensor featuring a miniature sensing probe, label-free direct detection, and high sensitivity.

Keywords

Biconical tapered optical fiber nonadiabatic refractive index biosensor 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hamid Latifi
    • 1
  • Mohammad I. Zibaii
    • 1
    • 3
  • Seyed M. Hosseini
    • 2
  • Pedro Jorge
    • 3
  1. 1.Laser & Plasma Research InstituteShahid Beheshti UniversityEvin, TehranIran
  2. 2.Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biological SciencesShahid Beheshti UniversityEvin, TehranIran
  3. 3.INESC PortoPortoPortugal

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