Next Article in Journal / Special Issue
Alternative Sensor System and MLP Neural Network for Vehicle Pedal Activity Estimation
Previous Article in Journal
Development of an Emergency Locking Unit for a Belt-In-Seat (BIS) System Using a MEMS Acceleration Sensor
Previous Article in Special Issue
Error Analysis in a Stereo Vision-Based Pedestrian Detection Sensor for Collision Avoidance Applications
Open AccessReview

Optoelectronic Capillary Sensors in Microfluidic and Point-of-Care Instrumentation

1
Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics, Warsaw University of Technology, Koszykowa 75, 00-662 Warsaw, Poland
2
Département d’informatique et d’ingénierie, Université du Québec en Outaouais, 101 rue Saint-Jean-Bosco, Gatineau, QC J8X 3X7, Canada
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Sensors 2010, 10(4), 3771-3797; https://doi.org/10.3390/s100403771
Received: 15 February 2010 / Revised: 10 March 2010 / Accepted: 30 March 2010 / Published: 14 April 2010
This paper presents a review, based on the published literature and on the authors’ own research, of the current state of the art of fiber-optic capillary sensors and related instrumentation as well as their applications, with special emphasis on point-of-care chemical and biochemical sensors, systematizing the various types of sensors from the point of view of the principles of their construction and operation. Unlike classical fiber-optic sensors which rely on changes in light propagation inside the fiber as affected by outside conditions, optical capillary sensors rely on changes of light transmission in capillaries filled with the analyzed liquid, which opens the possibility of interesting new applications, while raising specific issues relating to the construction, materials and instrumentation of those sensors. View Full-Text
Keywords: fiber-optic sensors; photonic sensors; optical capillaries; optical fibers; chemical sensors; optochemical sensors; capillary sensors; liquid-core sensors; hollow-core sensors; biochemical sensors fiber-optic sensors; photonic sensors; optical capillaries; optical fibers; chemical sensors; optochemical sensors; capillary sensors; liquid-core sensors; hollow-core sensors; biochemical sensors
Show Figures

Graphical abstract

MDPI and ACS Style

Borecki, M.; Korwin-Pawlowski, M.L.; Beblowska, M.; Szmidt, J.; Jakubowski, A. Optoelectronic Capillary Sensors in Microfluidic and Point-of-Care Instrumentation. Sensors 2010, 10, 3771-3797.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Only visits after 24 November 2015 are recorded.
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop