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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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Sensors 2007, 7(12), 3489-3534;
Received: 19 November 2007 / Accepted: 20 December 2007 / Published: 21 December 2007
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Optical Biosensors)
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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: quantum dots; biochemical sensors; optical fibers. quantum dots; biochemical sensors; optical fibers.
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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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.

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