Detecting molecular recognition with adaptive interferometry: The adaptive-optical BioCD

David D. Nolte, Leilei Peng

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Abstract

We have developed a high-speed interferometric optical assay called the BioCD. It is a spinning disk on which antibody molecules are printed that test for specific proteins in biological samples. The class of the BioCD that I will describe here uses adaptive beam combining in a photorefractive quantum well device to establish interferometric phase quadrature between the signal and reference beams. The interferometer is linearly sensitive to small numbers of captured biological molecules and adaptively compensates for mechanical vibrations and wobble in the optical disk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhotorefractive Effects, Materials, and Devices, PEMD 2005
PublisherOptical Society of America
Pages650-654
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)1557527938, 9781557527936
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventPhotorefractive Effects, Materials, and Devices, PEMD 2005 - Sanya, China
Duration: Jul 19 2005Jul 19 2005

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Other

OtherPhotorefractive Effects, Materials, and Devices, PEMD 2005
CountryChina
CitySanya
Period7/19/057/19/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Nolte, D. D., & Peng, L. (2005). Detecting molecular recognition with adaptive interferometry: The adaptive-optical BioCD. In Photorefractive Effects, Materials, and Devices, PEMD 2005 (pp. 650-654). (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers). Optical Society of America.