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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 21 — Oct. 10, 2011
  • pp: 20205–20213

Optimal design of a spectral readout type planar waveguide-mode sensor with a monolithic structure

Xiaomin Wang, Makoto Fujimaki, Takafumi Kato, Ken-ichi Nomura, Koichi Awazu, and Yoshimichi Ohki  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 21, pp. 20205-20213 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.020205


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Abstract

Optical planar waveguide-mode sensor is a promising candidate for highly sensitive biosensing techniques in fields such as protein adsorption, receptor-ligand interaction and surface bacteria adhesion. To make the waveguide-mode sensor system more realistic, a spectral readout type waveguide sensor is proposed to take advantage of its high speed, compactness and low cost. Based on our previously proposed monolithic waveguide-mode sensor composed of a SiO2 waveguide layer and a single crystalline Si layer [1], the mechanism for achieving high sensitivity is revealed by numerical simulations. The optimal achievable sensitivities for a series of waveguide structures are summarized in a contour map, and they are found to be better than those of previously reported angle-scan type waveguide sensors.

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OCIS Codes
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(300.6170) Spectroscopy : Spectra
(310.4165) Thin films : Multilayer design
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Sensors

History
Original Manuscript: July 8, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 13, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 14, 2011
Published: September 30, 2011

Citation
Xiaomin Wang, Makoto Fujimaki, Takafumi Kato, Ken-ichi Nomura, Koichi Awazu, and Yoshimichi Ohki, "Optimal design of a spectral readout type planar waveguide-mode sensor with a monolithic structure," Opt. Express 19, 20205-20213 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-21-20205


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