Optics are enabling key technologies in the fight against COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus. Various optical components play a critical role in the tools frontline healthcare workers use to combat this global health crisis. These include, among others, filters and lenses in polymerase chain reaction (PCR) systems that replicate DNA samples for testing and Germanium optics in infrared fever detection systems.
Key Ways Optics are Fighting COVID-19
Case Study: Optics for Antibody Detection
The detection of antibodies indicates an existing immune response to COVID-19
Provides data required to properly track and respond to this pandemic
Filters and lenses utilized for fluorescence-based antibody detection