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Modulated optical waveguide sensor

United States Patent Application

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The present invention provides both materials and processes that use an optical transduction technique employing modulation of a biological recognition event at the surface of a waveguide. This approach relies on fluorescence of a reporter material, such as a dye, that is attached to a recognition molecule whose position relative to the surface of a waveguide, e.g., a planar optical waveguide, is modulated by electric, magnetic or acoustic fields or a combination of such fields.
Swanson, Basil I. (Los Alamos, NM)
11/ 345,105
January 31, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.