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290 and 340 nm UV LED arrays for fluorescence detection from single airborne particles.
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PMID:  19503158     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We demonstrate a compact system, incorporating a 32-element linear array of ultraviolet (290 nm and 340 nm) light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and a multi-anode photomultiplier tube, to the in-flight fluorescence detection of aerosolized particles, here containing the biological molecules tryptophan and NADH. This system illustrates substantial advances in the growth and fabrication of new semiconductor UV light emitting devices and an evolution in packaging details for LEDs tailored to the bio-aerosol warning problem. Optical engineering strategies are employed which take advantage of the size and versatility of light-emitting diodes to develop a truly compact fluorescence detector.
Kristina Davitt; Yoon-Kyu Song; William Patterson Iii; Arto Nurmikko; Maria Gherasimova; Jung Han; Yong-Le Pan; Richard Chang
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Optics express     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1094-4087     ISO Abbreviation:  Opt Express     Publication Date:  2005 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101137103     Medline TA:  Opt Express     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9548-55     Citation Subset:  -    
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