CNBP Investigator, Professor Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem has presented a seminar at the Institute of Photonics and Optical Science at the University of Sydney on 25 May 2016.
Heike’s talk title was: Taming the Light in Optical Fibres for Sensing.
Abstract – This talk reviews the light-based sensing approaches developed at the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) at Adelaide University in the field of chemical and physical sensing utilizing novel light sources and optical fibres. Depending on the intended application, a host of sensing modalities have been utilized including labelled fluorescence techniques, and label-free methods such as spectroscopy, surface plasmon resonance, fiber Bragg gratings, and Raman scattering. The use of various functionalization techniques adds specificity to ions and molecules. Microstructured and hybrid material optical fibers offer important benefits compared to traditional techniques such as small sample volumes, high sensitivity, remote sensing and multiplexing.