Optical Sensors for Biomedical Diagnostics and Environmental Monitoring

Banshi Dhar Gupta, Anand Mohan Shrivastav, Sruthi Prasood Usha

November 1, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 236 Pages - 88 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498789066 - CAT# K30329

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  • Provides an overview of essential modern sensors, sensor classification. and regeneration for chemical and biosensing
  • Discusses various resonance techniques, their analyses and implementation as transducer layers in sensor design
  • Describes fiber optic sensor architecture options and performance evaluation
  • Examines the use of nanostructures of metals, semiconductor metal oxides, and molecular imprinting polymer in the fabrication of highly sensitive and selective sensors
  • Covers recent developments in sensors for environmental (air and water) monitoring, biomarkers, food safety, surgical and clinical diagnostics


The field of plasmonics has shown extraordinary capabilities in realizing highly sensitive and accurate sensors for environmental monitoring and measurement of biological analytes. The inherent potential of such devices has led to growing interest worldwide in commercial fiber optic chemical and biosensors.

Optical Sensors for Biomedical Diagnostics and Environmental Monitoring is an essential resource for students, established researchers, and industry developers in need of a reference work on both the fundamentals and latest advances in optical fiber sensor technology in biomedical diagnostics and environmental monitoring. The book includes rigorous theory and experimental techniques of surface plasmon and lossy mode resonances, as well as real-time sensing applications of resonance techniques implemented over optical fiber substrate using bulk layer and/or nanostructures as transducer and sensing layers. In addition, discussion of various design options for real-time sensors in environmental monitoring and biomedical diagnostics make the book approachable to readers from multidisciplinary fields.