A ball resonator, positioned on the tip of an optical fiber, has been developed as a biosensor for the prototypic detection of thrombin. The device was fabricated with a fast and repeatable CO2 laser splicing method, followed by gold-sputtering and functionalization for the measurement of various protein concentrations. The ball resonator acts as a weak interferometer with a return loss below − 50 dB, and it is interrogated with an optical backscatter reflectometer measuring the reflection spectrum. We report here a sample presenting high sensitivity (1273.74 nm/RIU, RIU = refractive index units), which allows protein detection in the range 0.4–100 pM, with a limit of detection of 1.56 pM in logarithmic response.

Picomolar detection of thrombin with fiber-optic ball resonator sensor using optical backscatter reflectometry

Vangelista L.;
2021-01-01

Abstract

A ball resonator, positioned on the tip of an optical fiber, has been developed as a biosensor for the prototypic detection of thrombin. The device was fabricated with a fast and repeatable CO2 laser splicing method, followed by gold-sputtering and functionalization for the measurement of various protein concentrations. The ball resonator acts as a weak interferometer with a return loss below − 50 dB, and it is interrogated with an optical backscatter reflectometer measuring the reflection spectrum. We report here a sample presenting high sensitivity (1273.74 nm/RIU, RIU = refractive index units), which allows protein detection in the range 0.4–100 pM, with a limit of detection of 1.56 pM in logarithmic response.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11571/1472834
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 16
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 16
social impact