Corning 7059, Silicon Oxynitride, and Silicon Dioxide Thin-Film Integrated Optical Waveguides: In Search of Low Loss, Nonfluorescent, Reusable Glass Waveguides

$29.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Buy Article:


The care and cleanliness with which optical fibers are drawn and cured produces nearly defect-free waveguides with propagation losses measured in decibels per kilometer (dB/km). The efficiency of light propagation, combined with the mechanical flexibility and ease of optical coupling, makes multimode optical fibers attractive for many remote spectroscopic and sensing applications. Ultraviolet (UV) grade quartz (a very pure form of silica) is used to produce UV transmitting fibers with minimal background fluorescence, making them an excellent choice for low-level detection. For example, Ciba Corning has reported a quartz fiber-optic immunosensor with a picomolar detection limit that is the lowest reported to date for an affinity-based optical sensor.

Keywords: Fluorescence spectroscopy; Integrated optics; Raman spectroscopy

Document Type: Short Communication


Affiliations: 1: Department of Biomedical Engineering and Center for Biochemical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27706 2: Microelectronics Center of North Carolina, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709

Publication date: September 1, 1992

More about this publication?
Related content



Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more