Photonic nanolaser developed could simply identify cancer biomarkers or other types of diseases

01/14/2015 - 00:00

A simple method to sense DNA, as well as potential biomarker proteins of cancer or other diseases such as Alzheimer's, may soon be within reach -- thanks to the work of a team of Yokohama National University researchers in Japan.

As the team reports in Applied Physics Letters, from AIP Publishing, they created a photonic crystal nanolaser biosensor capable of detecting the adsorption of biomolecules based on the laser's wavelength shift.


Ref:  Simultaneous detection of refractive index and surface charges in nanolaser biosensors. Applied Physics Letters, 2015; 106 (2): 021106. DOI: 10.1063/1.4904481