My group has recently developed an integrated system for compact and portative single molecule fluorescence analysis without using any microscope or microscope objective.
The system is based on our patented technology based on a glass microsphere at the end of the optical fiber. The microsphere works as a tiny lens to focus light with focusing capabilities close to that of a high-quality microscope objective.
The system is capable of single molecule fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) and fluorescence lifetime histograming (TCSPC). The size is roughly that of an A3 format, that makes it the world’s smallest FCS system to date, and much more integration is readily feasible.
See a complete article here.
Meet me at this conference : Plasmonics / The Science And Engineering Of Nanoscale Optics, June 13-18, 2010 Colby College, Waterville, ME.
The Master for Photonics Engineering, Nanophotonics and Biophotonics merging top universities in Marseille, Karlsruhe and Barcelona is seeking excellent students candidates of European Union nationality. 8 positions are offered, with a grant up to 10 000 € / year. See the link.
- State-of-the-art teaching on modern photonics
- Prestigious Erasmus Mundus program
- Up to 10 000 € / year scholarship
- International culture exchange among students (20 students: 8 from EU and 12 non-EU).
- Boiling student ambiances of Marseille, Karlsruhe and Barcelona
(c) Jorge Cham, phdcomics.com