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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2014
  • pp: 2481–2487

Self-referenced spectroscopy using plasmon waveguide resonance biosensor

Farshid Bahrami, Mathieu Maisonneuve, Michel Meunier, J. Stewart Aitchison, and Mo Mojahedi  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5, Issue 8, pp. 2481-2487 (2014)

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A plasmon waveguide resonance (PWR) sensor is designed, fabricated, and tested for self-referenced biosensing. The PWR sensor is able to support two different polarizations, TM and TE. The TM polarization has a large sensitivity to variations in the background refractive index while the TE polarization is more sensitive to the surface properties. The ability of the PWR sensor to simultaneously operate in both TM and TE modes is used to decouple the background index variations (bulk effects) from the changes in adlayer thickness (surface effects) via multimode spectroscopy. To benchmark the performance of the PWR, a conventional surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensor is fabricated and tested under the same conditions.

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OCIS Codes
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Biosensors and Molecular Diagnostics

Original Manuscript: March 13, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 16, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 19, 2014
Published: July 3, 2014

Farshid Bahrami, Mathieu Maisonneuve, Michel Meunier, J. Stewart Aitchison, and Mo Mojahedi, "Self-referenced spectroscopy using plasmon waveguide resonance biosensor," Biomed. Opt. Express 5, 2481-2487 (2014)

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