OPTICAL BIOSENSOR DEVICES AS EARLY DETECTORS OF BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS

  • L.M. Lechuga
  • E. Mauriz
  • B. Sepúlveda
  • J. Sánchez del Río
  • A. Calle
  • G. Armelles
  • C. Domínguez
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry book series (NAII, volume 216)

Abstract

The present article reviews three different optical biosensing mechanisms that can be implemented in a multibiosensor technology platform: surface plasmon resonance, magnetooptical surface plasmon resonance and optoelectronic biosensing (evanescent wave detection) using integrated Mach-Zehnder interferometer devices. In the last case, the use of standard silicon microelectronics technology opens the possibility for integration of optical, fluidics based and electrical functions within a single optical sensing circuit leading to a complete lab-on-a-chip design solution. All three mechanisms can be efficiently used as an early warning system for biological and/or chemical warfare.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L.M. Lechuga
    • 1
  • E. Mauriz
    • 1
  • B. Sepúlveda
    • 1
  • J. Sánchez del Río
    • 1
  • A. Calle
    • 1
  • G. Armelles
    • 1
  • C. Domínguez
    • 1
  1. 1.Microelectronics National CenterCSICSpain

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