Potential glucose monitoring of blood plasma using hollow core photonic crystal fibre

L. E. Horan, G. Khara, M. Rutowska, A. D. Ellis, F. C. Garcia Gunning

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Abstract

The ratio (ζ) of surface tension to viscosity of liquids can be determined using hollow core photonic crystal fibres (HCPCF), and we show here techniques to determine ζ of glucose levels within fluids, of nano-litre quantities. We demonstrate an optically integrated micro-capillary viscometer, to determine the concentrations of nano-litre solutions based on properties of their flow within HC-PCF. The filling of the fibres with liquids within a given range of refractive index will induce a shift in the photonic band gap of the fibre, allowing guidance of light at wavelengths that were originally outside the bandgap of the HC-PCF.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Print)9780819482464
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2011
Event21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors - Ottawa, ON, Canada
Duration: 15 May 201119 May 2011
http://www.ofs21.org/

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7753
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

Conference21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Abbreviated titleOFS21
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityOttawa, ON
Period15/05/1119/05/11
Internet address

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Keywords

  • bio-sensing
  • biological fluids
  • glucose
  • hollow core photonic crystal fibre

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