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Number: 2002-009-2-500 (previous 540/15/95)

Title: Optical spectrochemical analysis using waveguides and optical fibers

Series: Nomenclature, Symbols, and Units in Spectrochemical Analysis, part XIX

Task Group
G.G. Gauglitz

Members: F. Baldini, J. Wilkinson, and T. Vo-Dinh

Nomenclature, symbols, units and their usage in spectrochemical analysis XXI; this document is concerned with fundamentals of guided radiation in waveguides and fibres, and classifies their effects with respect to analyte, properties of receptors, matrix effects, and assay types.

This documents deals with the fundamentals and the application of guided radiation in waveguides or fibre optics and its interaction with sensitive layers coated to these optical devices. Besides these sensitive layers being chemical or biochemical receptors, interactions on analyte concentration, matrix effects and different assays types are discussed. These waveguides are used for radiation transport und in addition found widespread application in evanescent field techniques with direct or indirect detection via a marker substance. The various methods to interrogate the properties of radiation or waveguides by interaction with the sensitive layer are dealt with in this document also. It cannot cover bioanalytical test schemes, optical detection methods in absorbance or illuminescence.

Nov 2004 - Manuscript preparation almost completed

July 2007 - Manuscript submitted to ACD

Last Update: 16 October 2007


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