Infoscience

Journal article

Cocaine detection by a mid-infrared waveguide integrated with a microfluidic chip

A germanium (Ge) strip waveguide on a silicon (Si) substrate is integrated with a microfluidic chip to detect cocaine in tetrachloroethylene (PCE) solutions. In the evanescent field of the waveguide, cocaine absorbs the light near 5.8 mm, which is emitted from a quantum cascade laser. This device is ideal for (bio-)chemical sensing applications.

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