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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 2007
  • pp: 5456–5460

Generation of infrared surface plasmon resonances with high refractive index sensitivity utilizing tilted fiber Bragg gratings

Tom Allsop, Ron Neal, Saeed Rehman, David J. Webb, Des Mapps, and Ian Bennion  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 22, pp. 5456-5460 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.005456


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Abstract

We demonstrate the use of tilted fiber gratings to assist the generation of localized infrared surface plasmons with short propagation lengths and a sensitivity of d λ / dn = 3365   nm in the aqueous index regime. It was also found that the resonances could be spectrally tuned over 1000   nm at the same spatial region with high coupling efficiency (in excess of 25   dB ) by altering the polarization of the light illuminating the device.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: February 14, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 30, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 31, 2007
Published: July 23, 2007

Citation
Tom Allsop, Ron Neal, Saeed Rehman, David J. Webb, Des Mapps, and Ian Bennion, "Generation of infrared surface plasmon resonances with high refractive index sensitivity utilizing tilted fiber Bragg gratings," Appl. Opt. 46, 5456-5460 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-22-5456


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