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Optical Nano- and Microsystems for Bioanalytics

  • Wolfgang Fritzsche
  • Jürgen Popp

Part of the Springer Series on Chemical Sensors and Biosensors book series (SSSENSORS, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Photometry, Color Sensors, and Fluorescence Labels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Poenar Daniel Puiu
      Pages 3-45
    3. J. Michael Köhler, Anette Funfak, Jialan Cao, Dana Kürsten, Steffen Schneider, P. Mike Günther
      Pages 47-81
  3. Optical Waveguides

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Gian Giuseppe Bentini, Marco Chiarini
      Pages 103-153
    3. Raphael K. Kribich
      Pages 155-180
  4. Surface Plasmon Resonance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Mihaela Gheorghiu, Sorin David, Andreea Olaru, Cristina Polonschii, Eugen Gheorghiu
      Pages 183-210
    3. L. Leroy, E. Maillart, T. Livache
      Pages 211-226
  5. Raman Spectroscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. A. März, P. Rösch, T. Henkel, D. Malsch, J. Popp
      Pages 229-245
    3. Praveen C. Ashok, Kishan Dholakia
      Pages 247-268
  6. Optical Characterization and Manipulation in Bioreactors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Wolfgang Fritzsche, Mark Kielpinski, Matthias Urban, Thomas Henkel, Sabine Werres, Robert Möller et al.
      Pages 289-304
    3. S. Sinzinger, B. P. Cahill, J. Metze, M. Hoffmann
      Pages 305-323
    4. Wolfgang Fritzsche, Mark Kielpinski, Matthias Urban, Thomas Henkel, Sabine Werres, Robert Möller et al.
      Pages 324-324
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 325-329

About this book


This book describes the state of the art in the field of bioanalytical nano- and microsystems with optical functionality. In 12 chapters distinguished scientists and leaders in their respective fields show how various optical technologies have been miniaturized and integrated over the last few decades in order to be combined with nano- and microsystems for applications in the life sciences. The main detection and characterization technologies are introduced, and examples of the superiority of these integrated approaches compared to traditional ones are provided. Examples from e.g. the fields of optical waveguides, integrated interferometers, surface plasmon resonance or Raman spectroscopy are introduced and discussed, and it is shown how these approaches have led to novel functionalities and thereby novel applications.


Raman spectroscopy integrated optics microsystems miniaturization surface plasmon resonance

Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Fritzsche
    • 1
  • Jürgen Popp
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of Nano BiophotonicsInstitute of Photonic Technology (IPHT)JenaGermany
  2. 2., Inst. für Physikalische ChemieUniversität JenaJenaGermany

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

“This book, from Springer’s Chemical Sensors and Biosensors series, focuses on recent findings regarding the use of optics and photonics in bioanalytical applications. … This book is the one to choose if one is seeking a good overview of recent developments in the broad field of optical nano- and microsystems and their application in the life sciences. … all of the discussions provide valuable insight into current and emerging applications of such systems.” (Timo Mappes, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Vol. 405 (17), 2013)