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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 15 — Jul. 18, 2011
  • pp: 13980–13988

Comprehensive numerical analysis of a surface-plasmon-resonance sensor based on an H-shaped optical fiber

Mikhail Erdmanis, Diana Viegas, Markus Hautakorpi, Steffen Novotny, José Luis Santos, and Hanne Ludvigsen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 15, pp. 13980-13988 (2011)

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We present and numerically characterize a surface-plasmon-resonance sensor based on an H-shaped optical fiber. In our design, the two U-shaped grooves of the H-fiber are first coated with a thin gold layer and then covered by a uniform titanium dioxide layer to facilitate spectral tuning of the device. A finite element method analysis of the sensor indicates that a refractive-index resolution of up to 5 · 103 nm/RIU can be obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: April 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 16, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 17, 2011
Published: July 7, 2011

Mikhail Erdmanis, Diana Viegas, Markus Hautakorpi, Steffen Novotny, José Luis Santos, and Hanne Ludvigsen, "Comprehensive numerical analysis of a surface-plasmon-resonance sensor based on an H-shaped optical fiber," Opt. Express 19, 13980-13988 (2011)

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