Photonic crystal microring resonator for label-free biosensing.

Lo SM, Hu S, Gaur G, Kostoulas Y, Weiss SM, Fauchet PM
Opt Express. 2017 25 (6): 7046-7054

PMID: 28381045 · DOI:10.1364/OE.25.007046

A label-free optical biosensor based on a one-dimensional photonic crystal microring resonator with enhanced light-matter interaction is demonstrated. More than a 2-fold improvement in volumetric and surface sensing sensitivity is achieved compared to conventional microring sensors. The experimental bulk detection sensitivity is ~248nm/RIU and label-free detection of DNA and proteins is reported at the nanomolar scale. With a minimum feature size greater than 100nm, the photonic crystal microring resonator biosensor can be fabricated with the same standard lithographic techniques used to mass fabricate conventional microring resonators.

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Biosensing Techniques Light Optics and Photonics Photons

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