Franco Marabelli

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This paper describes a new multiplexed label-free biosensor. The detection technology is based on nanostructured gold-polymer surfaces. These surfaces support surface plasmon resonance modes that can be probed by a miniaturized optical setup. The optical characterization of the sensing chip shows the sensitivity and the limit-of-detection to refractive(More)
—One– and two-dimensional photonic crystals are obtained by electron beam lithography and reactive ion etching on silicon-on-insulator waveguides. Variable-angle reflectance is measured and calculated in the 0.2–2-eV energy range, giving evidence of the quasi-guided modes of the photonic structure. Photonic bands in the one-dimensional case are determined(More)
Recently the demand dramatically grew up for portable biosensors, providing an on-site multi-parametric measurement. Present instruments, however, are limited by large size and consumption (which prevents portability) and costs (which prevents their usage in some Countries). In this paper, we propose a compact and portable device based on a nano-structured(More)
In the last decade the need for portable Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) biosensors capable of on-site simultaneous multiple assays increased steadily. Several devices are available affected, however, by limitations in terms of costs, size, complexity and portability. A compact low-cost SPRi biosensor based on a novel method for multi-analyte detection is(More)
Ring the changes: Experimental Raman spectra of fluorinated and non-fluorinated polyphenylenevinylenes are assigned according to quantum chemical calculations for oligomer model systems [picture: see text]. Characteristic differences in the spectra can be traced back to strong inter-ring distortion of the fluorinated compounds.The Raman spectrum of(More)
In this work, we report on the optical properties and amplified spontaneous emissions (ASE) of polystyrene opals engineered with planar structural defects containing a conjugated polymer emitter. Defects in opals give rise to allowed states inside the photonic stop band, which are probed by transmittance and reflectance spectroscopy. The emission spectrum(More)
We report on a technique for measuring the refractive indices of nonabsorbing media over a broad spectral range from 0.5 to 5 microm. White-light interferometry based on a double-interferometer system consisting of a fixed Mach-Zehnder interferometer and a Fourier-transform spectrometer is used for direct measurement of the absolute rotation-dependent phase(More)
Biosensing technologies based on plasmonic nanostructures have recently attracted significant attention due to their small dimensions, low-cost and high sensitivity but are often limited in terms of affinity, selectivity and stability. Consequently, several methods have been employed to functionalize plasmonic surfaces used for detection in order to(More)
An all-polymer photonic structure constituted by a distributed Bragg reflector topped with an ultrathin fluorescent polymer film has been studied. A Bloch surface wave resonance has been exploited to improve pumping efficiency. A strongly polarization and angle dependent fluorescence signal is found with respect to the light pumping beam and the emitted(More)