Planar integrated optical methods for examining thin films and their surface adlayers

T. E. Plowman, S. S. Saavedra, W. M. Reichert

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Abstract

Thin film integrated optical waveguides (IOWs) have gained acceptance as a method for characterizing ultrathin dielectrical films and adlayers bound to the film surface. Here, we present the expressions that govern IOW methods as well as describe the common experimental configurations used in attenuated total reflection, fluorescence and Raman applications. The applications of these techniques to the study of adsorbed or surface-bound proteins to polymer and glass waveguides are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-355
Number of pages15
JournalBiomaterials
Volume19
Issue number4-5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1998

Keywords

  • Attenuated total reflection
  • Fluoroimmunoassay
  • Optical waveguide
  • Review
  • Waveguide Raman spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Biophysics
  • Biomaterials
  • Mechanics of Materials

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