Optical Sensors

Industrial Environmental and Diagnostic Applications

  • Ramaier Narayanaswamy
  • Otto S. Wolfbeis

Part of the Springer Series on Chemical Sensors and Biosensors book series (SSSENSORS, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Marta Elena Díaz-García, Rosana Badía
    Pages 35-50
  3. Claudia Preininger, Ursula Sauer
    Pages 67-92
  4. Frank Y. S. Chuang, Bill W. Colston Jr.
    Pages 93-119
  5. Tuan Vo-Dinh, Guy Griffin, David L. Stokes, Dimitra N. Stratis-Cullum, Minoo Askari, Alan Wintenberg
    Pages 121-143
  6. Peter Šimon, Frank Kvasnik
    Pages 173-201
  7. Kelly R. Bearman, David C. Blackmore, Timothy J. N. Carter, Florence Colin, Steven A. Ross, John D. Wright
    Pages 203-226
  8. L. M. Lechuga, F. Prieto, B. Sepúlveda
    Pages 227-250
  9. Maria C. Moreno-Bondi, Guillermo Orellana, Maximino Bedoya
    Pages 251-280
  10. Ben R. Swindlehurst, Ramaier Narayanaswamy
    Pages 281-308
  11. Kim E. Sapsford, Frances S. Ligler
    Pages 359-390
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 409-423

About this book


Optical sensor technology has reached a level of technological maturity that makes it a promising candidate for applications to specific sensing challenges including those in environmental monitoring, in process control (particularly in biotechnology), in clinical assays were low-cost one-way sensing elements are needed, and in other areas. Optical sensors can be used as fiber optic microsensors, as planar coatings in bioreactors, in microtiterplate format, in disposable single-shot devices, and as planar membranes that can be imaged using sensitive cameras. The spectral range extends from the UV to the infrared, and from absorption to emission to surface plasmon resonance. Hence, a variety of schemes are conceivable, and this volume gives a state of the art description of the state of the art.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Ramaier Narayanaswamy
    • 1
  • Otto S. Wolfbeis
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Instrumentation and Analytic ScienceUMISTManchesterEngland, UK
  2. 2.Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Chemo- and BiosensorsUniversity of RegensburgRegensburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07421-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-09111-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-7617
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