OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 23 — Aug. 10, 2013
  • pp: 5816–5821

Nucleonic-resolution optical mass sensor based on a graphene nanoribbon quantum dot

Wen Bin and Ka-Di Zhu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 23, pp. 5816-5821 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.52.005816


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (356 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

The high frequency and ultrasmall mass of graphene make it an ideal material for ultrasensitive mass sensing. In this article, based on the all-optical technique, we propose a scheme of an optical mass sensor to weigh the mass of a single atom or molecule via a doubly clamped Z-shaped graphene nanoribbon (GNR). We use the detection of shifts in the resonance frequency of the Z-shaped GNR to determine the mass of an external particle landing on the GNR. The highly sensitive mass sensor proposed here can weigh particles down to the yoctogram and may eventually be enable to realize the mass measurement of nucleons.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(230.5590) Optical devices : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors
(120.4880) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optomechanics

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: March 25, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 17, 2013
Published: August 8, 2013

Virtual Issues
Vol. 8, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Wen Bin and Ka-Di Zhu, "Nucleonic-resolution optical mass sensor based on a graphene nanoribbon quantum dot," Appl. Opt. 52, 5816-5821 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-52-23-5816

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited