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  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1565–1573

Spectrally engineered photonic molecules as optical sensors with enhanced sensitivity: a proposal and numerical analysis

Svetlana V. Boriskina  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 8, pp. 1565-1573 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.23.001565


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Abstract

We report a theoretical study of clusters of evanescently coupled 2D whispering-gallery mode optical microcavities (termed “photonic molecules”) as chemosensing and biosensing platforms. Photonic molecules (PMs) supporting modes with narrow linewidths, wide mode spacing, and greatly enhanced sensitivity to the changes in the dielectric constant of their environment and to the presence of individual subwavelength-sized nanoparticles in the PM evanescent-field region are numerically designed. This type of optical biosensor can be fabricated in a variety of material platforms and integrated on a single chip that makes it a promising candidate for a small and robust laboratory-on-a-chip device. Possible applications of the developed methodology and the designed PM structures to near-field microscopy, single nanoemitter microcavity lasing, and cavity-controlled single-molecule fluorescence enhancement are also discussed.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 25, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 21, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 25, 2006

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Vol. 1, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Svetlana V. Boriskina, "Spectrally engineered photonic molecules as optical sensors with enhanced sensitivity: a proposal and numerical analysis," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 1565-1573 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-23-8-1565


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