A Miniature Biosensor Based Guided-Wave Technology and Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$542,191.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
1995
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
20565
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Brimrose Corp Of America
5020 Campbell Blvd, Suite E, Baltimore, MD, 21236
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Sean X. Wang
 (301) 931-7200
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Brimrose proposes to research and build in this SBIR Phase I program, a miniature optically based immunosensor for biodetection. By combining state of the art guide-wave technology, integrated optics and acousto-optics, this biosensor offers advantages of high sensitivity, extra fast speed, reliability, ruggedness, light weight, small size, low maintenance and potentially very low cost because of opto-electronic integration. In detection of biological agents, a novel Evanescent Guided-Wave Fluorescence (EGWF) method is used in which evanescent optical guided-wave in an optical waveguide is used to excite and collect the fluorescence from the bioagents attached to the waveguide surface. The fluorescence spectral analysis is performing by incorporating an Integrated Optic Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter (IOAOTF) which is monolithicly integrated in the same waveguide.

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