Single particle detection in CMOS compatible photonic crystal nanobeam cavities

Citation:

Quan Q, Floyd D, Burgess IB, Deotare PB, Frank IW, Yang SKY, Ilic R, Loncar M. Single particle detection in CMOS compatible photonic crystal nanobeam cavities [Internet]. Optics Express 2013;2013(21):32225.
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Abstract:

We report the label-free detection of single particles using photonic crystal nanobeam cavities fabricated in silicon-on-insulator platform, and embedded inside microfluidic channels fabricated in poly-dimethylsiloxane (PDMS). Our system operates in the telecommunication wavelength band, thus leveraging the widely available, robust and tunable telecom laser sources. Using this approach, we demonstrated the detection of polystyrene nanoparticles with dimensions down to 12.5nm in radius. Furthermore, binding events of a single streptavidin molecule have been observed.

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