Next Article in Journal
Drain Current Modulation of a Single Drain MOSFET by Lorentz Force for Magnetic Sensing Application
Next Article in Special Issue
Advanced Spatial-Division Multiplexed Measurement Systems Propositions—From Telecommunication to Sensing Applications: A Review
Previous Article in Journal
Novel Robotic Platforms for the Accurate Sampling and Monitoring of Water Columns
Previous Article in Special Issue
Research on the Error Characteristics of a 110 kV Optical Voltage Transformer under Three Conditions: In the Laboratory, Off-Line in the Field and During On-Line Operation
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessFeature PaperReview
Sensors 2016, 16(9), 1381;

Surface Plasmon Resonance-Based Fiber Optic Sensors Utilizing Molecular Imprinting

Physics Department, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi 110016, India
This is an invited paper.
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Vittorio M. N. Passaro
Received: 18 July 2016 / Revised: 17 August 2016 / Accepted: 25 August 2016 / Published: 29 August 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Optical Fiber Sensors 2016)
Full-Text   |   PDF [7216 KB, uploaded 29 August 2016]   |  


Molecular imprinting is earning worldwide attention from researchers in the field of sensing and diagnostic applications, due to its properties of inevitable specific affinity for the template molecule. The fabrication of complementary template imprints allows this technique to achieve high selectivity for the analyte to be sensed. Sensors incorporating this technique along with surface plasmon or localized surface plasmon resonance (SPR/LSPR) provide highly sensitive real time detection with quick response times. Unfolding these techniques with optical fiber provide the additional advantages of miniaturized probes with ease of handling, online monitoring and remote sensing. In this review a summary of optical fiber sensors using the combined approaches of molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) and the SPR/LSPR technique is discussed. An overview of the fundamentals of SPR/LSPR implementation on optical fiber is provided. The review also covers the molecular imprinting technology (MIT) with its elementary study, synthesis procedures and its applications for chemical and biological anlayte detection with different sensing methods. In conclusion, we explore the advantages, challenges and the future perspectives of developing highly sensitive and selective methods for the detection of analytes utilizing MIT with the SPR/LSPR phenomenon on optical fiber platforms. View Full-Text
Keywords: optical fiber; sensor; surface plasmon resonance; molecular imprinting optical fiber; sensor; surface plasmon resonance; molecular imprinting

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Gupta, B.D.; Shrivastav, A.M.; Usha, S.P. Surface Plasmon Resonance-Based Fiber Optic Sensors Utilizing Molecular Imprinting. Sensors 2016, 16, 1381.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Sensors EISSN 1424-8220 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top