OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3039–3046

Power absorption efficiency of a new microstructured plasmon optical fiber

V. A. Popescu, N. N. Puscas, and G. Perrone  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 11, pp. 3039-3046 (2012)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1193 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



The propagation in a new microstructured plasmon optical fiber specifically designed for sensing of water dissolved chemicals is investigated using a finite element method. The fiber is made by a silica core with a small air hole in the center of the structure, surrounded by six air holes placed at the vertices of a hexagon, and further enclosed by gold and water layers. In order to enhance the sensitivity, the structure is designed to have the phase matching point corresponding to the maximum of the power fraction for a core guided mode in the water and gold layers and to a minimum in the glass layer, and vice versa for the plasmon mode. This way, near the phase matching point there is a strong interaction between the core and plasmon modes, causing a splitting in the real part of the propagation constant and also a shift of the imaginary part of the effective index toward the higher wavelengths. The real part of the group refractive index shows a minimum (maximum for the group velocity) and a very small value of the imaginary part of the group refractive index near the phase matching point for the degenerate core mode. When the analyte refractive index is increased by 0.001 RIU, the phase matching point is shifted by 4 nm toward longer wavelengths, with a corresponding sensitivity better than 2.5×105RIU.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: May 3, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 18, 2012
Published: October 11, 2012

V. A. Popescu, N. N. Puscas, and G. Perrone, "Power absorption efficiency of a new microstructured plasmon optical fiber," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 3039-3046 (2012)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. M. Skorobogatiy, “Microstructured and photonic bandgap fibers for applications in the resonant bio-and chemical sensors,” J. Sens. 2009, 1–20 (2009). [CrossRef]
  2. A. Hassani and M. Skorobogatiy, “Design criteria for microstructured-optical-fiber-based surface-plasmon-resonance sensors,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1423–1429 (2007). [CrossRef]
  3. A. Hassani and M. Skorobogatiy, “Design of the microstructured optical fiber-based surface plasmon resonance sensors with enhanced microfluidics,” Opt. Express 14, 11616–11621 (2006). [CrossRef]
  4. B. Gauvreau, A. Hassani, M. Fassi Fehri, A. Kabashin, and M. Skorobogatiy, “Photonic bandgap fiber-based surface plasmon resonance sensors,” Opt. Express 15, 11413–11426 (2007). [CrossRef]
  5. J. Homola, “Surface plasmon resonance sensors for detection of chemical and biochemical species,” Chem. Rev. 108, 462–493 (2008). [CrossRef]
  6. A. K. Sharma, Rajan, and R. B. D. Gupta, “Influence of dopants on the performance of a fiber optic surface plasmon resonance sensor,” Opt. Commun. 274, 320–326 (2007). [CrossRef]
  7. R. K. Verma, A. K. Sharma, and B. D. Gupta, “Surface plasmon resonance based tapered fiber optic sensor with different taper profiles,” Opt. Commun. 281, 1486–1491 (2008). [CrossRef]
  8. A. K. Ghatak and K. Thyagarajan, Introduction to Fiber Optics (Cambridge University, 1999).
  9. M. Daimon and A. Masumura, “Measurement of the refractive index of distilled water from the neared-infrared region to the ultraviolet region,” Appl. Opt. 46, 3811–3820 (2007). [CrossRef]
  10. M. A. Ordal, L. L. Long, R. J. Bell, S. E. Bell, R. R. Bell, R. W. Alexander, and C. A. Ward, “Optical properties of the metals Al, Co, Cu, Au, Fe, Pb, Ni, Pd Pt Ag, Ti, and W in the infrared and far infrared,” Appl. Opt. 22, 1099–1119 (1983). [CrossRef]
  11. V. A. Popescu, “Power absorption efficiency in superconducting fiber optical waveguides,” J. Supercond. Novel Magn. 25, 1–6 (2012). [CrossRef]
  12. A. Yariv and P. Yeh, Optical Electronics in Modern Communications (Oxford University, 2006).
  13. T. Holmgaard and S. Bozhevolnyi, “Theoretical analysis of dielectric -loaded surface plasmon-polariton waveguides,” Phys. Rev. B 75, 245405 (2007).
  14. B. Shuai, L. Xia, Y. Zhang, and D. Liu, “A multi-core holey fiber based plasmonic sensor with large detection range and high linearity,” Opt. Express 20, 5974–5986 (2012). [CrossRef]
  15. Y. Zhang, L. Xia, C. Zhou, X. Yu, H. Liu, D. Liu, and Y. Zhang, “Microstructured fiber based plasmonic index sensor with optimized accuracy and calibration relation in large dynamic range,” Opt. Commun. 284, 4161–4166 (2011). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited