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Sensors 2016, 16(11), 1841; doi:10.3390/s16111841

Optical Microbottle Resonators for Sensing

Department of Physics, Concordia University, Montral, QC H4B 1R6, Canada
Academic Editors: Alexandre François, Al Meldrum and Nicolas Riesen
Received: 21 September 2016 / Revised: 27 October 2016 / Accepted: 31 October 2016 / Published: 2 November 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Label-Free Optical Biosensors)
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Whispering gallery mode (WGM) optical microresonators have been shown to be the basis for sensors able to detect minute changes in their environment. This has made them a well-established platform for highly sensitive physical, chemical, and biological sensors. Microbottle resonators (MBR) are a type of WGM optical microresonator. They share characteristics with other, more established, resonator geometries such as cylinders and spheres, while presenting their unique spectral signature and other distinguishing features. In this review, we discuss recent advances in the theory and fabrication of different kinds of MBRs, including hollow ones, and their application to optofluidic sensing. View Full-Text
Keywords: bottle resonators; whispering gallery modes; optical resonators; label-free sensing; optical sensing bottle resonators; whispering gallery modes; optical resonators; label-free sensing; optical sensing
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