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1. EP2176645 - Fluorescence sensing using a microstructured optical fiber

Office European Patent Office
Application Number 08772697
Application Date 24.07.2008
Publication Number 2176645
Publication Date 21.04.2010
Publication Kind B1
IPC
G01N 21/64
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
21Investigating or analysing materials by the use of optical means, i.e. using infra-red, visible or ultra-violet light
62Systems in which the material investigated is excited whereby it emits light or causes a change in wavelength of the incident light
63optically excited
64Fluorescence; Phosphorescence
G01N 21/03
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
21Investigating or analysing materials by the use of optical means, i.e. using infra-red, visible or ultra-violet light
01Arrangements or apparatus for facilitating the optical investigation
03Cuvette constructions
G01N 21/77
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
21Investigating or analysing materials by the use of optical means, i.e. using infra-red, visible or ultra-violet light
75Systems in which material is subjected to a chemical reaction, the progress or the result of the reaction being investigated
77by observing the effect on a chemical indicator
CPC
G01N 21/00
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
21Investigating or analysing materials by the use of optical means, i.e. using sub-millimetre waves, infrared, visible or ultraviolet light
G01N 21/0303
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
21Investigating or analysing materials by the use of optical means, i.e. using sub-millimetre waves, infrared, visible or ultraviolet light
01Arrangements or apparatus for facilitating the optical investigation
03Cuvette constructions
0303Optical path conditioning in cuvettes, e.g. windows; adapted optical elements or systems; path modifying or adjustment
G01N 21/648
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
21Investigating or analysing materials by the use of optical means, i.e. using sub-millimetre waves, infrared, visible or ultraviolet light
62Systems in which the material investigated is excited whereby it emits light or causes a change in wavelength of the incident light
63optically excited
64Fluorescence; Phosphorescence
645Specially adapted constructive features of fluorimeters
648using evanescent coupling or surface plasmon coupling for the excitation of fluorescence
G01N 21/7703
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
21Investigating or analysing materials by the use of optical means, i.e. using sub-millimetre waves, infrared, visible or ultraviolet light
75Systems in which material is subjected to a chemical reaction, the progress or the result of the reaction being investigated
77by observing the effect on a chemical indicator
7703using reagent-clad optical fibres or optical waveguides
G01N 2021/0346
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
21Investigating or analysing materials by the use of optical means, i.e. using sub-millimetre waves, infrared, visible or ultraviolet light
01Arrangements or apparatus for facilitating the optical investigation
03Cuvette constructions
0346Capillary cells; Microcells
G01N 2021/6482
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
21Investigating or analysing materials by the use of optical means, i.e. using sub-millimetre waves, infrared, visible or ultraviolet light
62Systems in which the material investigated is excited whereby it emits light or causes a change in wavelength of the incident light
63optically excited
64Fluorescence; Phosphorescence
645Specially adapted constructive features of fluorimeters
6482Sample cells, cuvettes
Applicants ADELAIDE RES & INNOVATION PTY
Inventors MONRO TANYA
SMITH STEPHEN WARREN
AFSHAR VAHID SHAHRAAM
EBENDORFF-HEIDEPRIEM HEIKE
RUAN YINLAN
Designated States
Priority Data 95155307 24.07.2007 US
95206307 26.07.2007 US
Title
(DE) Fluoreszenzdetektion mit mikrostrukturierter optischer Faser
(EN) Fluorescence sensing using a microstructured optical fiber
(FR) Détection de fluorescence à l'aide d'une fibre optique microstructurée
Abstract
(EN)
A sensor based on optical fiber technology is described. The sensor includes an elongate core for propagating light having an excitation wavelength; an interaction region that includes a fluorescent material for excitation by the propagated light to produce fluorescent light; and an interface region defining a boundary between the elongate core and the interaction region. The elongate core of the sensor is adapted to increase an intensity of the propagated light at the interface region to increase the amount of captured fluorescent light in the elongate core.

(FR)
L'invention concerne un détecteur basé sur la technologie des fibres optiques. Le détecteur comprend une âme allongée pour propager de la lumière ayant une longueur d'onde d'excitation ; une région d'interaction qui comprend un matériau fluorescent pour une excitation par la lumière propagée afin de produire de la lumière fluorescente ; et une région d'interface définissant une frontière entre l'âme allongée et la région d'interaction. L'âme allongée du détecteur est apte à augmenter une intensité de la lumière propagée au niveau de la région d'interface pour augmenter la quantité de lumière fluorescente capturée dans l'âme allongée.