Methods to insert, keep and fix silver and gold nanoparticles to the inner walls of microstructured fibers are demonstrated. Fibers optimized for evanescent field interaction were employed and can result in efficient plasmonic chemical sensing.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
C. J. de Matos, C. M. Cordeiro, G. F. Andrade, A. G. Brolo, A. M. Brito-Silva, M. L. Temperini, A. Galembeck, and C. B. de Araujo, "Creating and Fixing a Metal Nanoparticle Layer on the Holes of Microstructured Fibers for Plasmonic Applications," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CMK3.
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