List of contributors. Preface. Director's list of participants. Editorial. List of the ISQE courses. 1. Birth of the maser and laser; C.H.Townes. 2. Fiber optic chemical sensors and biosensors: a view back; O.S.Wolfbeis and B.M.Weidgans.-
Fundamentals of optical chemical sensing. 3. Fundamentals of optoelectronics; A.Dybko. 4. Optical fibres for optical sensing; I. Kasik et al. 5. Absorption-based sensors; A.Lobnik. 6. Fluorescence-based sensors; G.Orellana. 7. Vibrational spectroscopic sensors; M.Kraft. 8. Chemiluminescence-based sensors; L.J.Blum and C.A.Marquette. 9. Sensors based on spectroscopy of guided waves; J.Homola. 10. Planar optical sensors and evanescent wave effects; C.S.Burke et al. 11. Interferometry in bio and chemosensing; G.Gauglitz. l2. Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy; T.Vo-Dinh and F.Yan. 13. Planar waveguiding systems for optical sensing; P.V.Lambeck and H.J.W.M.Hoekstra. 14. Ultracompact optical sensors based on high index-contrast photonic structures; A.Driessen et al. 15. Polymers in optical sensors; G.J.Mohr. 16. Fundamentals of enzyme-based sensors; M.C. Moreno-Bondi and Elena Benito-Peña. 17. Sol-gels for optical sensors; H.Podbielska, et al. 18 Methods for attachment of antibodies onto optical biosensors; E.Brynda.-
Applications of optical chemical sensing. 19. The optical nose ; D.R.Walt and T.Sternfeld. 20. Invasive sensors in medicine; F.Baldini. 21 Biosensors for detection of bioterrorist threats; F.S.Ligler. 22. Review of methods of optical gas detection by direct optical spectroscopy, with emphasis on correlation spectroscopy; J.P.Dakin and P.Chambers. 23. DNA and protein sensor arrays; C.Preininger. 24. Sensors for food safety and security; D.B.Papkovsky. 25. Optical chemical sensors for cultural heritage; G.Cristoforetti, et al.-
This book covers optical chemical sensing by means of optical waveguides, from the fundamentals to the most recent applications. The book includes a historical review of the development of these sensors, from the earliest laboratory prototypes to the first commercial instrumentations. The book reprints a lecture by the Nobel Laureate Charles Townes on the birth of maser and laser, which lucidly illustrates the development of new science and new technology.
Fundamentals of optical chemical sensing from an optical and chemical point of view
New developments and new aspects in optical chemical sensing
All the issues which are behind the design and the manufacture of an optical chemical sensor