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Sensors 2010, 10(7), 6788-6795; doi:10.3390/s100706788
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A Microring Resonator Sensor for Sensitive Detection of 1,3,5-Trinitrotoluene (TNT)

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1 Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute, Energy-Campus, Am Stollen 19, 38640 Goslar, Germany 2 LaserApplicationCenter, Clausthal University of Technology, Energy-Campus, Am Stollen 19, 38640 Goslar, Germany 3 Kekulé Institute for Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, University Bonn, Gerhard-Domagk-Str. 1, 53121 Bonn, Germany
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Received: 6 April 2010 / Revised: 8 June 2010 / Accepted: 24 June 2010 / Published: 13 July 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Laser Spectroscopy and Sensing)
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Abstract

A microring resonator sensor device for sensitive detection of the explosive 1,3,5-trinitrotoluene (TNT) is presented. It is based on the combination of a silicon microring resonator and tailored receptor molecules.
Keywords: integrated optics; ring resonator; optical waveguides; sensors; diode lasers; TNT integrated optics; ring resonator; optical waveguides; sensors; diode lasers; TNT
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Orghici, R.; Lützow, P.; Burgmeier, J.; Koch, J.; Heidrich, H.; Schade, W.; Welschoff, N.; Waldvogel, S. A Microring Resonator Sensor for Sensitive Detection of 1,3,5-Trinitrotoluene (TNT). Sensors 2010, 10, 6788-6795.

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