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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 19 — Sep. 23, 2013
  • pp: 22762–22772

Effect of bending on surface plasmon resonance spectrum in microstructured optical fibers

Maciej Napiorkowski and Waclaw Urbanczyk  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 19, pp. 22762-22772 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.022762


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Abstract

We analyzed the effect of fiber bending on spectral position and strength of the surface plasmon resonance arising due to the interaction of the fundamental mode guided in the core of the microstructured fiber with a metal layer. Fully vectorial simulations were performed using the finite element method with perfectly matched layers boundary conditions. To conduct the simulations, we adopted the concept of an equivalent bent fiber developed recently on the ground of transformation optics formalism. In this approach, the bent fiber with a metal layer is replaced by an equivalent fiber with appropriate spatial distributions of electric permittivity and magnetic permeability tensors. The obtained results explain the mechanisms responsible for the change in the SPR spectrum induced by bending and by the geometry of the microstructured fiber. By modifying the holes layout in the microstructured cladding, we designed the fiber, in which the depth of the surface plasmon resonance is in a high degree tunable by bending.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: May 29, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 3, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 5, 2013
Published: September 19, 2013

Citation
Maciej Napiorkowski and Waclaw Urbanczyk, "Effect of bending on surface plasmon resonance spectrum in microstructured optical fibers," Opt. Express 21, 22762-22772 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-19-22762


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