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  • Photodetectors Essay

    Optical detectors are components that convert incoming optical energy into electrical signals. Many photonics applications, such as monitoring laser power levels and laser metrology, require the usage of these detectors.1-3 Although there are many different types of optical detectors available covering parts of the electromagnetic spectrum: the ultraviolet, visible and infrared, optical detectors are divided into two main categories: photon and thermal detectors. Photon detectors generate one electron for an incoming photon, which is detected by an electronic circuit, while thermal detectors convert optical energy to heat, which then generates an electrical signal.3 Herein, two types of photodetectors are examined: a PD and a PMT. Although both detectors detect light by converting incident photons to electrical signals, they differ in the way they achieve this. The PD is a p-n junction semiconductor device that generates current when the photodiode absorbs a photon of sufficient energy. This process creates an electron-hole pair through a photoelectric effect. The holes move to the anode while electrons move to the cathode creating a photocurrent. PDs have fair sensitivity and relatively fast response times, but have some limitations due to noise.4 A PMT is a single tube that consists of a photocathode, a series of dynodes, and an anode. Arriving photons strike the photocathode, from which an electron is ejected as a consequence of the photoelectric effect. This electron is…

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  • Inverted Fluorescence Essay

    epi-fluorescence microscope setups are used, where the objective is used for creating the confocal volume, as well as for acquiring the fluorescence data.Many fluorescence microscopes are used for cell imaging purposes, where different cell organelles are labelled with different fluorophores. For such cases, a two dimensional photodetector detector is required. For this reason, most fluorescence microscopes are coupled with a CCD (Charged Couple Device) camera. Depending on the requirement of…

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  • Quorum Sensing Lab Report

    Using this approach, we will confine P. aeruginosa bacteria tagged with mCherry, a fluorescent-protein-based reported, within 3D microstructures on the optical fiber tip. We will then expose the bacterial structure with an excitation source to create excited states promoting fluorescence, which we will detect using a photomultiplier tube (PMT). The fluorescence is an expression of mCherry, which gets activated when cells respond to several environmental factors like QS signals or oxygen levels…

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  • Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP)

    represents how the sensor will react within the body. Once the cells had been cultured the sensor was injected on the extracellular side of neurons and experiments began. The first round of tests on the HEK293A cells involved fluorescence excitation by a high powered blue LED light which was passed through a472/30-nm filter. The returning fluorescence signals were captured through a 525/50-nm filter and were recorded using a camera. Voltages were applied to the cell membranes at values of -120…

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  • Essay On Hardness Of Water

    absorption of the light by the metal cation. The sample is aspirated into the sample chamber where it is converted to an aerosol by an inefficient process since only 10% of the sample is converted & the rest is discarded from the chamber as waste. Then, the flame in the burner atomizes the aerosol sample since the flame is of an air-acetylene mixture at 23000C. Thus, the solvated metal ions are liberated of water. The monochromatic light is incident on the place of atomization where it is…

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  • Analysis Of The Digital Vernier Calipers Method

    pages of paper, books and other objects for scanning. The scan head is moved under the glass across the page. Sheet feeders are usually optionally available that allow multiple sheets to be fed automatically. Scanners typically use either a CCD (Charge coupled device) or CIS (contact image sensor) as image sensors these days. In most scanners, the sensing medium is an electronic, light-sensing integrated circuit known as a charged coupled device (CCD). Light-sensitive photo sites arrayed along…

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  • Bioanalytical Sensors Analysis

    sensor will spatially organize microorganisms to monitor their social behavior in response to different chemical environments. Scheme 5 illustrates the components of our custom-built bioanalytical sensor. A 532 nm solid-state laser is used as the excitation source to closely match the excitation wavelength of mCherry, a green fluorescent protein derivative. The laser beam is coupled into a 0.22 NA objective to match the refractive index with the cone of acceptance of the optical fiber. The input…

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  • Nitrite And Nitrate Contamination Of Surface And Ground Water Pollution

    to this electron bombardment the molecules of deuterium D2 dissociate, emitting a continuum of photons over the wavelengths range between 160 and 500 nm. Dispersive Systems and Monochromators: The light emitted by the source is dispersed through either a planar or concave grating which forms part of a monochromatic assembly. This device permits the extraction of a narrow interval of the emission spectrum. The wavelength or more precisely the width of the spectral band, which is a function of the…

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