Low cost integrating cavity for monitoring of environmental toxins Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2015 SPIE. Contamination of the water source and air pollution are two major problems that must be faced in the coming years. The increasing worldwide contamination of freshwater systems with thousands of industrial and natural chemical compounds is one of the key environmental problems facing humanity today. It is estimated that pathogens in water cause more than 2 million deaths annually. Additionally, traditional water quality assessment methods, such as liquid chromatography and mass spectroscopy, are expensive and time consuming from sample collection to analysis. Low cost tools are needed which can provide high sensitivity in sensing, while remaining portable and providing near real time analysis. Here, we present a low cost integrating cavity that can be used for highly sensitive environmental sensing.

name of conference

  • Optics and Biophotonics in Low-Resource Settings

published proceedings

  • Optics and Biophotonics in Low-Resource Settings

author list (cited authors)

  • Bixler, J. N., Winkler, C. A., Mason, J. D., & Yakovlev, V. V.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Bixler, Joel N||Winkler, Chase A||Mason, John D||Yakovlev, Vladislav V

editor list (cited editors)

  • Levitz, D., Ozcan, A., & Erickson, D.

publication date

  • March 2015