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Optical Fiber Sensing Using Quantum Dots
Unidade de Optoelectrónica, INESC Porto. Rua do Campo Alegre, 687. 4169 007 Porto, Portugal
Department of Chemistry - CICECO, University of Aveiro. 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Dept. Física. Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto. Rua do Campo Alegre, 687. 4169 007 Porto, Portugal
Department of Physics & Optical Science. UNC Charlotte, 306-A Grigg. Charlotte, NC 28223-0001, USA
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Received: 19 November 2007; Accepted: 20 December 2007 / Published: 21 December 2007
Abstract: Recent advances in the application of semiconductor nanocrystals, or quantumdots, as biochemical sensors are reviewed. Quantum dots have unique optical properties thatmake them promising alternatives to traditional dyes in many luminescence basedbioanalytical techniques. An overview of the more relevant progresses in the application ofquantum dots as biochemical probes is addressed. Special focus will be given toconfigurations where the sensing dots are incorporated in solid membranes and immobilizedin optical fibers or planar waveguide platforms.
Keywords: quantum dots; biochemical sensors; optical fibers.
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Jorge, P.; Martins, M.A.; Trindade, T.; Santos, J.L.; Farahi, F. Optical Fiber Sensing Using Quantum Dots. Sensors 2007, 7, 3489-3534.
Jorge P, Martins MA, Trindade T, Santos JL, Farahi F. Optical Fiber Sensing Using Quantum Dots. Sensors. 2007; 7(12):3489-3534.
Jorge, Pedro; Martins, Manuel A.; Trindade, Tito; Santos, José L.; Farahi, Faramarz. 2007. "Optical Fiber Sensing Using Quantum Dots." Sensors 7, no. 12: 3489-3534.