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Sensors 2007, 7(12), 3489-3534; doi:10.3390/s7123489

Optical Fiber Sensing Using Quantum Dots

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1 Unidade de Optoelectrónica, INESC Porto. Rua do Campo Alegre, 687. 4169 007 Porto, Portugal 2 Department of Chemistry - CICECO, University of Aveiro. 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal 3 Dept. Física. Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto. Rua do Campo Alegre, 687. 4169 007 Porto, Portugal 4 Department of Physics & Optical Science. UNC Charlotte, 306-A Grigg. Charlotte, NC 28223-0001, USA
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Received: 19 November 2007 / Accepted: 20 December 2007 / Published: 21 December 2007
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Optical Biosensors)
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Recent advances in the application of semiconductor nanocrystals, or quantumdots, as biochemical sensors are reviewed. Quantum dots have unique optical properties thatmake them promising alternatives to traditional dyes in many luminescence basedbioanalytical techniques. An overview of the more relevant progresses in the application ofquantum dots as biochemical probes is addressed. Special focus will be given toconfigurations where the sensing dots are incorporated in solid membranes and immobilizedin optical fibers or planar waveguide platforms.
Keywords: quantum dots; biochemical sensors; optical fibers. quantum dots; biochemical sensors; optical fibers.
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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Jorge, P.; Martins, M.A.; Trindade, T.; Santos, J.L.; Farahi, F. Optical Fiber Sensing Using Quantum Dots. Sensors 2007, 7, 3489-3534.

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