A high-density multi-point LAPS set-up using a VCSEL array and FPGA control

T. Wagner, C.F. Werner, K. Miyamoto, M.J. Schöning, T. Yoshinobu
2009 Procedia Chemistry  
A new LAPS (light-addressable potentiometric sensor) set-up will be introduced, in which the light sources are miniaturised by the utilisation of a VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser) array to increase the measurement spot density. An FPGA (field-programmable gate array) is used to generate modulation signals for an individual illumination of each measurement spot of the LAPS. The new set-up can operate a large number of measurement spots simultaneously by reading out the
more » ... out the sumphotocurrent and separate the signals of the individual measurement spots by FFT analysis. The frequency, amplitude and offset of the modulation signal can be configured for each measurement spot programmatically.
doi:10.1016/j.proche.2009.07.370 fatcat:oegjs4bqbbhcvjxkkhql4jlznm