Locandina Seminario Anopchenko

Friday 6th of February, 2015 at 11.00 a.m.
Room A209, Polo Scientifico e Tecnologico “Fabio Ferrari”
Dr. Oleskiy Anopchenko
University of Rome "La Sapienza"
“Bloch electromagnetic surface wave biosensors”
After a brief introduction to Bloch surface waves (BSW) in one-dimensional photonic crystals, the basic concept
behind a BSW biosensing platform which is being developed within the EU STREP project BILOBA will be presented.
The platform operates in both a label-free mode, where small refractive index changes at the surface are detected,
and a fluorescence mode, where the fluorescence from a label dye in the proximity of the surface is collected.
The optimization of angular-resolved BSW biosensors in a label-free mode will be discussed in terms of the analytical
limit of detection (without an analyte), LoD, and a figure of merit. Using the dependence of the LoD on BSW
resonance parameters and assuming certain robustness criteria, I will show that BSW sensors are tolerant to
fabrication errors in photonic crystal layer thicknesses. An example of efficient near-infrared fluorescence collection
from a cyanine dye on the same labelfree integrated platform will be shown. I will also describe our ellipsometric
angular-resolved sensing test bench and give an example of protein detection.
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