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An apparatus for detecting a target substance in a pixel array is provided. The apparatus has a light source to emit a light suitable for exciting the target substance in the array, a total internal reflection (TIR) member, and a light detector. The TIR member has a TIR surface on which the array is located. The light from the light source passes into the TIR member and is reflected by the TIR surface. The array is within an evanescent field region at the TIR surface. The light detector is adapted to detect light emitted from the array as a result of evanescent excitation of the target substance.

Title
Evanescent scanning of biochemical array
Application Number
8/520456
Publication Number
5633724
Application Date
August 29, 1995
Publication Date
May 27, 1997
Inventor
Jens Peter Seher
Stuttgart
DE
David A King
Palo Alto
CA, US
Assignee
Hewlett Packard Company
CA, US
IPC
G01B 9/02
G01N 21/41
G01N 21/55
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