We propose a biosensor based on the diffraction of Bloch surface waves (BSWs) in periodic dielectric stacks. Great enhancement of diffraction efficiency by a grating of proteins is predicted when BSW is excited.
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M. Liscidini and J. E. Sipe, "Enhancement of Diffraction-Based Biosensor Sensitivity via a Bloch Surface Wave," 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 JTuA58.
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