Publications

2016

In Situ Observation of Single-Molecule Surface Reactions from Low to High Affinities
(Eugene Kim, Martin D. Baaske & Frank Vollmer)
Advanced Materials DOI: 10.1002/adma.201603153

Optical Observation of Single Atomic Ions Interacting with Plasmonic Nanorods in Aqueous Solution
(Martin D. Baaske & Frank Vollmer)
Nature Photonics doi:10.1038/nphoton.2016.177. [doi] [Springer Nature link]

Integrating a DNA Strand Displacement Reaction with a Whispering Gallery Mode Sensor for Label-Free Mercury (II) Ion Detection
(Fengchi Wu, Yuqiang Wu, Z. Niu, Frank Vollmer)
Sensors 16 (8), 1197 [pdf] [doi]

Maximizing Photoluminescence Extraction in Silicon Photonic Crystal Slabs
(Ali Mahdavi, George Sarau, Jolly Xavier, Taofiq Paraiso, Silke Christiansen & Frank Vollmer)
Scientific Reports 6, 25135 DOI: 10.1038/srep25135. [pdf] [doi]

Voices of Biotech
(Frank Vollmer et. al.)
Nature Biotechnology 34, 270-275 (2016). [pdf] [doi]

Tracking micro-optical resonances for identifying and sensing novel procaspase-3 protein marker released from cell cultures in response to toxins
(Ying-Jen Chen, Wei Xiang, Jochen Klucken and Frank Vollmer)
Nanotechnology 27, 164001 (2016). [pdf] [doi] 

 

2015

Whispering Gallery Mode Sensors (REVIEW)
(Matthew R. Foreman, Jon Swaim, Frank Vollmer)
Advances in Optics and Photonics 7(2), 168-240 (2015). [pdf] [doi]

Thermal characterisation of (bio)polymers with a temperature-stabilised whispering gallery mode microsensor
Applied Physics Letters 106, 161101 (2015), [pdf] [doi]

Stand-Off Biodetection with Free-Space Coupled Asymmetric Microsphere Cavities"
Sensors 15, 8968-8980 (2015) [pdf] [doi]

Optical Tracking of Anomalous Diffusion Kinetics in Polymer Microspheres
Phys. Rev. Lett., American Physical Society, volume 114, 2015. [pdf] [doi]

Detecting Single Molecules
BioOptics World, 2015. [pdf]

Cavity ring-up spectroscopy for ultrafast sensing with optical microresonators (S. Rosenblum, Y. Lovsky, L. Arazi, F. Vollmer, B. Dayan)
Nature Communications, 6 (6788), 2015. [pdf] [doi]

Combining an optical resonance biosensor with enzyme activity kinetics to understand protein adsorption and denaturation (Kerry A. Wilson, Craig A. Finch, Phillip Anderson, Frank Vollmer, James J. Hickman), Biomaterials, volume 38, 2015. [pdf] [doi] 

Ratiometric detection of oligonucleotide stoichiometry on multifunctional gold nanoparticles by whispering gallery mode biosensing (F. C. Wu, Y. Wu, Z. Niu, F. Vollmer)
Analyst, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015. [pdf] [doi]

 

2014

Detecting Single DNA Molecules with Optical Microcavities (Frank Vollmer)
SPIE Newsroom, DOI 10.1117/2.1201412.005699, SPIE, volume 10.117, 2014. [pdf]

Probing biomechanical properties with a centrifugal force quartz crystal microbalance (Aaron Webster, Frank Vollmer, Yuki Sato)
Nature Communications, Nature Publishing Group, volume 5, 2014. [pdf] [doi]

Taking Detection to the Limit: Monitoring Single Molecule Interactions on a Label-free Microcavity Biosensor (Frank Vollmer)
IEEE Photonics Society Newsletter, IEEE Photonics Society, 2014. [pdf]

Single-molecule nucleic acid interactions monitored on a label-free microcavity biosensor platform (Martin D. Baaske, Matthew R. Foreman, Frank Vollmer)
Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Publishing Group, volume 9, 2014. [pdf] [doi]

Single-molecule nucleic acid interactions monitored on a label-free microcavity biosensor platform, Supplement (Martin D. Baaske, Matthew R. Foreman, Frank Vollmer)
Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Publishing Group, volume 9, 2014. [pdf] [doi]

Optimizing detection limits in whispering gallery mode biosensing (Matthew R. Foreman, Wei-Liang Jin, Frank Vollmer)
Opt. Express, OSA, volume 22, 2014. [pdf] [doi]

Whispering Gallery Mode Biomolecular Sensors (Y Wu, F Vollmer), Chapter in Cavity-Enhanced Spectroscopy and Sensing
Springer, volume 179, 2014. [pdf]

Ultraspecific and Highly Sensitive Nucleic Acid Detection by Integrating a DNA Catalytic Network with a Label-Free Microcavity (Yuqiang Wu, David Yu Zhang, Peng Yin, Frank Vollmer)
Small, volume 10, 2014. [pdf] [doi]

Enhanced nanoparticle detection with liquid droplet resonators (Matthew R. Foreman, Saverio Avino, Rosa Zullo, Hans-Peter Loock, Frank. Vollmer, Gianluca Gagliardi)
The European Physical Journal Special Topics, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, volume 223, 2014. [pdf] [doi]

Taking detection to the limit with optical microcavities: Recent advances presented at the 560. WE Heraeus Seminar (Frank Vollmer, Harald G.L. Schwefel)
The European Physical Journal Special Topics, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, volume 223, 2014. [pdf] [doi]

 

2013

Level repulsion in hybrid photonic-plasmonic microresonators for enhanced biodetection (Matthew R. Foreman, Frank Vollmer)
Phys. Rev. A, American Physical Society, volume 88, 2013. [pdf] [doi]

Interference of conically scattered light in surface plasmon resonance (Aaron Webster, Frank Vollmer)
Opt. Lett., OSA, volume 38, 2013. [pdf]

Detection of Single Nanoparticles and Lentiviruses Using Microcavity Resonance Broadening (Linbo Shao, Xue-Feng Jiang, Xiao-Chong Yu, Bei-Bei Li, William R Clements, Frank Vollmer, Wei Wang, Yun-Feng Xiao, Qihuang Gong)
Advanced Materials, Wiley Online Library, 2013. [pdf]

Theory of resonance shifts of whispering gallery modes by arbitrary plasmonic nanoparticles (Matthew R Foreman, Frank Vollmer)
New Journal of Physics, IOP Publishing, volume 15, 2013. [pdf]

Enhanced Raman Scattering of Graphene using Arrays of Split Ring Resonators (George Sarau, Basudev Lahiri, Peter Banzer, Priti Gupta, Arnab Bhattacharya, Frank Vollmer, Silke Christiansen)
Advanced Optical Materials, volume 1, 2013. [pdf] [doi]

 

2012

Whispering Gallery Mode Resonator Biosensors (Kerry Wilson, Frank Vollmer), Chapter in Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology
Springer, 2012. [pdf]

Optical resonator based biomolecular sensors and logic devices (Frank Vollmer, Sukhdev Roy)
Journal of the Indian Institute of Science, volume 92, 2012. [pdf]

Label-free detection with high-Q microcavities: a review of biosensing mechanisms for integrated devices (Frank Vollmer, Lan Yang)
Nanophotonics, De Gruyter, 2012. (DOI 10.1515/nanoph-2012-0021) [pdf]

Ultrasensitive detection of a protein by optical trapping in a photonic-plasmonic microcavity (M.A. Santiago-Cordoba, M. Cetinkaya, S.V. Boriskina, F. Vollmer, M.C. Demirel)
Journal of Biophotonics, Wiley Online Library, 2012. [pdf]

Optical Resonator Biosensors: Molecular Diagnostic and Nanoparticle Detection on an Integrated Platform (M. Baaske, F. Vollmer)
ChemPhysChem, Wiley Online Library, volume 13, 2012. [pdf]

 

2011

Lasing in localized modes of a slow light photonic crystal waveguide (J.K. Yang, H. Noh, M.J. Rooks, G.S. Solomon, F. Vollmer, H. Cao)
Applied Physics Letters, AIP, volume 98, 2011. [pdf]

Whispering gallery mode biosensor quantification of fibronectin adsorption kinetics onto alkylsilane monolayers and interpretation of resultant cellular response (K.A. Wilson, C.A. Finch, P. Anderson, F. Vollmer, J.J. Hickman)
Biomaterials, Elsevier, 2011. [pdf]

All-Optical Reversible Logic Gates with Optically Controlled Bacteriorhodopsin Protein-Coated Microresonators (R. Sukhdev, S. Purnima, T. Juraj, V. Frank)
Advances in Optical Technologies, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, volume 2012, 2011. [pdf]

Nanoparticle-based protein detection by optical shift of a resonant microcavity (M.A. Santiago-Cordoba, S.V. Boriskina, F. Vollmer, M.C. Demirel)
Applied Physics Letters, volume 99, 2011. [pdf]

Ultrasensitive On-Chip Photonic Crystal Nanobeam Sensor using Optical Bistability (Q. Quan, F. Vollmer, I.B. Burgess, P.B. Deotare, I. Frank, S. Tang, R. Illic, M. Loncar)
Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, 2011. [pdf]

 

2010

Optical microresonators: label-free detection down to single viral pathogens (F. Vollmer)
SPIE Newsroom, DOI, volume 10, 2010. [pdf]

All-optical switching with bacteriorhodopsin protein coated microcavities and its application to low power computing circuits (S. Roy, M. Prasad, J. Topolancik, F. Vollmer)
Journal of Applied Physics, AIP, volume 107, 2010. [pdf]

2009

 

Optical microcavities: single virus detection and nanoparticle trapping (F. Vollmer, S. Arnoldb), Proc. of SPIE Vol, volume 7397, 2009. [pdf]
Out-of-plane scattering from vertically asymmetric photonic crystal slab waveguides with in-plane disorder (J. Topolancik, F. Vollmer, R. Ilic, M. Crescimanno), Optics Express, Optical Society of America, volume 17, 2009. [pdf]
Whispering gallery mode carousel--a photonic mechanism for enhanced nanoparticle detection in biosensing (S. Arnold, D. Keng, SI Shopova, S. Holler, W. Zurawsky, F. Vollmer), Opt. Express, volume 17, 2009. [pdf]
2008
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STRONG PHOTON LOCALIZATION BY DISORDERED PHOTONIC CRYSTAL STRUCTURES (F. Vollmer, J. Topolancik), 2008. (US Patent App. 20,100/176,200) [pdf]
Method and apparatus for measuring and monitoring optical properties based on a ring-resonator (F. Vollmer, P. Fischer, others), Google Patents, 2008. (US Patent 7,446,880) [pdf]
Enhanced photoluminescence from embedded PbSe colloidal quantum dots in silicon-based random photonic crystal microcavities (J. Yang, J. Heo, T. Zhu, J. Xu, J. Topolancik, F. Vollmer, R. Ilic, P. Bhattacharya), Applied Physics Letters, volume 92, 2008. [pdf]
Whispering-gallery-mode biosensing: label-free detection down to single molecules (F. Vollmer, S. Arnold), Nature Methods, Nature Publishing Group, volume 5, 2008. [pdf]
Single virus detection from the reactive shift of a whispering-gallery mode (F. Vollmer, S. Arnold, D. Keng), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, National Acad Sciences, volume 105, 2008. [pdf]
Disorder-induced high-Q cavities in photonic crystal waveguides (F. Vollmer, J. Topolancik), Proceedings of SPIE, volume 6872, 2008. [pdf]
2007
Frequency-domain displacement sensing with a fiber ring-resonator containing a variable gap (F. Vollmer, P. Fischer), Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, Elsevier, volume 134, 2007. [pdf]
Random high-Q cavities in disordered photonic crystal waveguides (J. Topolancik, F. Vollmer, B. Ilic), Applied Physics Letters, volume 91, 2007. [pdf]
Photoinduced transformations in bacteriorhodopsin membrane monitored with optical microcavities (J. Topolancik, F. Vollmer), Biophysical journal, Elsevier, volume 92, 2007. [pdf]
Experimental observation of strong photon localization in disordered photonic crystal waveguides (J. Topolancik, B. Ilic, F. Vollmer), Physical review letters, APS, volume 99, 2007. [pdf]
High-Q microsphere biosensor-analysis for adsorption of rodlike bacteria (H.C. Ren, F. Vollmer, S. Arnold, A. Libchaber), Optics Express, Optical Society of America, volume 15, 2007. [pdf]
Microfluidic flow rate detection based on integrated optical fiber cantilever (V. Lien, F. Vollmer), Lab Chip, The Royal Society of Chemistry, volume 7, 2007. [pdf]
Label-free, single-molecule detection with optical microcavities (A.M. Armani, R.P. Kulkarni, S.E. Fraser, R.C. Flagan, K.J. Vahala), Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science, volume 317, 2007. (Correction Science 16 December 2011: 1496. [DOI:10.1126/science.334.6062.1496]) [pdf]
2006
Ring-resonator-based frequency-domain optical activity measurements of a chiral liquid (F. Vollmer, P. Fischer), Optics letters, Optical Society of America, volume 31, 2006. [pdf]
All-optical switching in the near infrared with bacteriorhodopsin-coated microcavities (J. Topolancik, F. Vollmer), Applied physics letters, volume 89, 2006. [pdf]
2005
Ultra-sensitive detection of perturbations by biomolecules (M. Noto F. Vollmer S. Arnold), Frontiers of optical spectroscopy, Drodrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2005. [pdf]
Taking detection to the limit (F. Vollmer), In BIF Futura, volume 20, 2005. [pdf]
Wavelength Multiplexing of Microsphere Resonators Used to Characterize Nanolayers (S. Trohalaki), In MRS Bulletin, Cambridge Univ Press, volume 30, 2005. [pdf]
Nanolayer characterization through wavelength multiplexing of a microsphere resonator (M. Noto, F. Vollmer, D. Keng, I. Teraoka, S. Arnold), In Optics letters, Optical Society of America, volume 30, 2005. [pdf]
Polarized transmission spectra of the fiber-microsphere system (G. Guan, F. Vollmer), In Applied Physics Letters, volume 86, 2005. [pdf]
2004
Resonant detection of nano to microscopic objects using whispering gallery modes (F. Vollmer), PhD thesis, The Rockefeller University, 2004. [pdf]
Optical Coupling of Mie Particles Adsorbed on a Whispering Gallery Resonator (F. Vollmer, HC Ren, S. Arnold, A. Libchaber), In Arxiv preprint physics/0407020, 2004. [pdf]
2003
Multiplexed DNA quantification by spectroscopic shift of two microsphere cavities (F. Vollmer, S. Arnold, D. Braun, I. Teraoka, A. Libchaber), In Biophysical Journal, Elsevier, volume 85, 2003. [pdf]
Perturbation approach to resonance shifts of whispering-gallery modes in a dielectric microsphere as a probe of a surrounding medium (I. Teraoka, S. Arnold, F. Vollmer), In JOSA B, Optical Society of America, volume 20, 2003. [pdf]
Shift of whispering-gallery modes in microspheres by protein adsorption (S. Arnold, M. Khoshsima, I. Teraoka, S. Holler, F. Vollmer), In Optics letters, Optical Society of America, volume 28, 2003. [pdf]
2002
Protein detection by optical shift of a resonant microcavity (F. Vollmer, D. Braun, A. Libchaber, M. Khoshsima, I. Teraoka, S. Arnold), In Applied Physics Letters, volume 80, 2002. [pdf]
A Novel, fiber-optic biosensor based on morphology dependent resonances in dielectric micro-spheres (F. Vollmer, S. Arnold, A. Libchaber), In Biophysical Journal, volume 82, 2002. [pdf]
1999
Human TATA-binding protein-related factor-2 (hTRF2) stably associates with hTFIIA in HeLa cells (M. Teichmann, Z. Wang, E. Martinez, A. Tjernberg, D. Zhang, F. Vollmer, B.T. Chait, R.G. Roeder), In Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, National Acad Sciences, volume 96, 1999. [pdf]