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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 21 — Oct. 10, 2011
  • pp: 19895–19900

Tiny surface plasmon resonance sensor integrated on silicon waveguide based on vertical coupling into finite metal-insulator-metal plasmonic waveguide

Dong-Jin Lee, Hae-Dong Yim, Seung-Gol Lee, and Beom-Hoan O  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 21, pp. 19895-19900 (2011)

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We propose a tiny surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensor integrated on a silicon waveguide based on vertical coupling into a finite thickness metal-insulator-metal (f-MIM) plasmonic waveguide structure acting as a Fabry-Perot resonator. The resonant characteristics of vertically coupled f-MIM plasmonic waveguides are theoretically investigated and optimized. Numerical results show that the SPR sensor with a footprint of ~0.0375 μm2 and a sensitivity of ~635 nm/RIU can be designed at a 1.55 μm transmission wavelength.

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OCIS Codes
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

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Original Manuscript: August 11, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 8, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 9, 2011
Published: September 26, 2011

Dong-Jin Lee, Hae-Dong Yim, Seung-Gol Lee, and Beom-Hoan O, "Tiny surface plasmon resonance sensor integrated on silicon waveguide based on vertical coupling into finite metal-insulator-metal plasmonic waveguide," Opt. Express 19, 19895-19900 (2011)

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