Functionalized Microstructured Optical Fibers: Materials Methods Applications

Timur Ermatov, Julia S. Skibina, Valery V. Tuchin, Dmitry A. Gorin

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    Microstructured optical fiber-based sensors (MOF) have been widely developed finding numerous applications in various fields of photonics biotechnology and medicine. High sensitivity to the refractive index variation arising from the strong interaction between a guided mode and an analyte in the test makes MOF-based sensors ideal candidates for chemical and biochemical analysis of solutions with small volume and low concentration. Here we review the modern techniques used for the modification of the fiber 's structure which leads to an enhanced detection sensitivity as well as the surface functionalization processes used for selective adsorption of target molecules. Novel functionalized MOF-based devices possessing these unique properties emphasize the potential applications for fiber optics in the field of modern biophotonics such as remote sensing thermography refractometric measurements of biological liquids detection of cancer proteins and concentration analysis. In this work we discuss the approaches used for the functionalization of MOFs with a focus on potential applications of the produced structures.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number921
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2020


    • Functionalization
    • Holey fibers
    • Hybrid fibers
    • Microstructured optical fibers
    • Modification
    • Photonic crystal fibers
    • Sensing


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