Development of fiber optic fluoroimmunoassay: Proximal vs. distal end collection geometries of a fiber sensor


Journal Article

Evanescent fiber optic sensors are being developed for remote in situ immunoassay. The evanescently excited fluorescence can be collected from either the proximal or distal end of the sensing fiber. The tradeoffs between the two directions of collection are investigated to determine the efficiency of fluorescence detection. Tetramethylrhodamine was used as the fluorescent standard with excitation by the 514.5nm line of an argon laser. A comparison of the two collection geometries demonstrated that although the distal end collection had a higher background, similar fluorescence concentrations were detected. The immunoassay technique was demonstrated with the specific binding of tetramethylrhodamine-conjugated goat anti-human immunoglobulin G (aH-IgG) to preadsorbed H-IgG on the sensor surface. A detection limit of 14nmole/L was measured. Future improvements and disadvantages of the current optical system are discussed, as well as the importance of quantifying the protein concentration in terms of the fluorescence. © 1988 SPIE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yoshida, DE; Ives, JT; Reichert, WM; Christensen, DA; Andrade, JD

Published Date

  • April 8, 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 904 /

Start / End Page

  • 57 - 62

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1996-756X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0277-786X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1117/12.945232

Citation Source

  • Scopus