Ultrahigh-sensitivity label-free optical fiber biosensor based on a tapered singlemode- no core-singlemode coupler for Staphylococcus aureus detection

Chen, Ling, Yuankui, Leng, Liu, Bin, Juan, Liu, Wan, Sheng-Peng, Tao, Wu, Yuan, Jinhui, Shao, Liyang, Gu, Guoqiang, Fu, Richard, Xu, Hengyi, Xiong, Yonghua, He, Xing-Dao and Wu, Qiang (2020) Ultrahigh-sensitivity label-free optical fiber biosensor based on a tapered singlemode- no core-singlemode coupler for Staphylococcus aureus detection. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. p. 128283. ISSN 0925-4005 (In Press)

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Abstract

An ultra-high sensitivity label-free optical fiber biosensor for inactivated Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) detection is proposed and investigated in this study, with additional advantages of robust and stability compared to traditional tapered fiber structure. The proposed fiber biosensor is based on a tapered singlemode- no core-singlemode fiber coupler (SNSFC) structure, where the no core fiber was tapered to small diameter (taper-waist diameter of about 10 µm) and functionalized with the pig immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody for detection of S. aureus. The measured maximum wavelength shift of the sensor for an S. aureus concentration of 7 × 101 CFU/ml (colony forming unit per milliliter) is 2.04 nm, which is equivalent to a limit of detection (LOD) of 3.1 CFU/ml (a highest LOD reported so far for optical fiber biosensors), considering the maximum wavelength variation of the sensor in phosphate buffered saline (PBS) is ±0.03 nm over 40 minutes, where 3 times of maximum wavelength variation (3 × 0.03 = 0.09 nm) is defined as measurement limit. The response time of the developed fiber sensor is less than 30 minutes. The ultra-sensitive biosensor has potential to be widely applied to various areas such as disease, medical diagnostics and food safety inspection.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Optical fiber sensor, biosensor, Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), foodborne pathogens
Subjects: F100 Chemistry
F300 Physics
H700 Production and Manufacturing Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 11 May 2020 12:59
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2020 10:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/43058

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