Optical detection of asymmetric bacteria utilizing electro orientation
We propose a bacterial detection scheme which uses no biochemical markers and can be applied in a Point-of-Care setting. The detection scheme aligns asymmetric bacteria with an electric field and detects the optical scattering.
Additional Information© 2006 Optical Society of America Received 23 May 2006; revised 29 September 2006; accepted 29 September 2006 The authors thank Harvey L. Kasdan and Iris Diagnostics for providing samples of E. coli and acknowledge the Caltech Watson lab. The research was supported by the DARPA center for optofluidic integration.
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