Potential glucose monitoring of blood plasma using hollow core photonic crystal fibre

Abstract

The ratio (ζ) of surface tension to viscosity of liquids can be determined using hollow core photonic crystal fibres (HCPCF), and we show here techniques to determine ζ of glucose levels within fluids, of nano-litre quantities. We demonstrate an optically integrated micro-capillary viscometer, to determine the concentrations of nano-litre solutions based on properties of their flow within HC-PCF. The filling of the fibres with liquids within a given range of refractive index will induce a shift in the photonic band gap of the fibre, allowing guidance of light at wavelengths that were originally outside the bandgap of the HC-PCF.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.885005
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, Electronic & Power Engineering
Additional Information: Copyright 2011 SPIE. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.
Event Title: 21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2011-05-15 - 2011-05-19
Uncontrolled Keywords: bio-sensing,biological fluids,glucose,hollow core photonic crystal fibre,Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials,Condensed Matter Physics,Computer Science Applications,Applied Mathematics,Electrical and Electronic Engineering
ISBN: 9780819482464
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2011-06-09
Authors: Horan, L. E.
Khara, G.
Rutowska, M.
Ellis, A. D. ( 0000-0002-0417-0547)
Garcia Gunning, F. C.

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