Abstract: We propose in this paper a biosensor scheme based on coupled plasmon-waveguide resonance (CPWR) excited fluorescence spectroscopy. A symmetrical structure that offers higher surface electric field strengths, longer surface propagation lengths and depths is developed to support guided waveguide modes for the efficient excitation of fluorescence. The optimal parameters for the sensor films are theoretically and experimentally investigated, leading to a detection limit of 0.1 nM (for a Cy5 solution). Multiplex analysis possible with the fluorescence detection is further advanced by employing the hyperspectral fluorescence technique to record the full spectra for every pixel on the sample plane. We demonstrate experimentally that highly overlapping fluorescence (Cy5 and Dylight680) can be distinguished and ratios of different emission sources can be determined accurately. This biosensor shows great potential for multiplex detections of fluorescence analytes.
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Du, C.; Liu, L.; Zhang, L.; Guo, J.; Guo, J.; Ma, H.; He, Y. Multi-Channel Hyperspectral Fluorescence Detection Excited by Coupled Plasmon-Waveguide Resonance. Sensors 2013, 13, 13892-13902.
Du C, Liu L, Zhang L, Guo J, Guo J, Ma H, He Y. Multi-Channel Hyperspectral Fluorescence Detection Excited by Coupled Plasmon-Waveguide Resonance. Sensors. 2013; 13(10):13892-13902.
Du, Chan; Liu, Le; Zhang, Lin; Guo, Jun; Guo, Jihua; Ma, Hui; He, Yonghong. 2013. "Multi-Channel Hyperspectral Fluorescence Detection Excited by Coupled Plasmon-Waveguide Resonance." Sensors 13, no. 10: 13892-13902.