Nanobiophotonics: Using the nanophotonics toolbox to manipulate biological fluorophores

Christian Blum*, Niels Zijlstra, Yanina Cesa, Vinod Subramaniam, Johanna M. Van Den Broek, Allard P. Mosk, Willem L. Vos

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Abstract

We show that nanophotonic manipulation of biological fluorophores can alter the spectral characteristics of visible fluorescent proteins (VFP), and that the changed spectral properties quantitatively reflect the sub surface quality of photonic crystals. Nanophotonic manipulation of VFP fluorescence lifetimes gives access to the quantum efficiency of emitting states without biasing from dark states, a parameter inaccessible to conventional methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 International Workshop on Biophotonics, BIOPHOTONICS 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2011
EventInternational Workshop on Biophotonics 2011 - Parma, Italy
Duration: 8 Jun 201110 Jun 2011

Publication series

Name2011 International Workshop on Biophotonics, BIOPHOTONICS 2011

Conference

ConferenceInternational Workshop on Biophotonics 2011
Abbreviated titleBIOPHOTONICS 2011
CountryItaly
CityParma
Period8/06/1110/06/11

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