We propose a highly sensitive biosensor consisting of a metal-plane separated from a silicon layer by a nano-fludic channel. The sensor performance is estimated and a method to distinguish bulk and surface sensitivity is proposed.
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(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(280.1415) Remote sensing and sensors : Biological sensing and sensors
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures
M. Alam, F. Bahrami, J. S. Aitchison, and M. Mojahedi, "A Hybrid Waveguide Sensor for Highly Sensitive Biosensing," in CLEO:2011 - Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper JWA111.