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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2027–2031

Design of simultaneous high-Q and high-sensitivity photonic crystal refractive index sensors

Daquan Yang, Huiping Tian, Yuefeng Ji, and Qimin Quan  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 8, pp. 2027-2031 (2013)

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Sensitivities (S) and quality factors (Q) have been trade-offs in label-free optical resonator sensors, and optimal geometry that maximizes both factors is under active development. In this paper, we demonstrate that the nanoslotted parallel multibeam cavity possesses unexplored high S and high Q. We achieve S>800nm/RIU (refractive index unit) and Q>107 in liquid at telecom wavelength range when absorption is neglected. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first geometry that features both high S and Q factors, and thus is potentially an ideal platform for refractive index-based biochemical sensing.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: February 28, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 5, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 5, 2013
Published: July 3, 2013

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

Daquan Yang, Huiping Tian, Yuefeng Ji, and Qimin Quan, "Design of simultaneous high-Q and high-sensitivity photonic crystal refractive index sensors," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 2027-2031 (2013)

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