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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 8 — Apr. 22, 2013
  • pp: 9343–9352

Enhanced Fano resonance of organic material films deposited on arrays of asymmetric split-ring resonators (A-SRRs)

Basudev Lahiri, Scott G. McMeekin, Richard M. De La Rue, and Nigel P. Johnson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 8, pp. 9343-9352 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.009343


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Abstract

Depositing very thin organic films on the surface of arrays of asymmetric split-ring resonators (A-SRRs) produces a shift in their resonance spectra that can be utilized for sensitive analyte detection. Here we show that when poly-methyl-methacrylate (PMMA) is used as an organic probe (analyte) on top of the A-SRR array, the phase and amplitude of a characteristic molecular Fano resonance associated with a carbonyl bond changes according to the spectral positions of the trapped mode resonance of the A-SRRs and their plasmonic reflection peaks. Furthermore, we localize blocks of PMMA at different locations on the A-SRR array to determine the effectiveness of detection of very small amounts of non-uniformly distributed analyte.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6490) Optics at surfaces : Spectroscopy, surface
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Sensors

History
Original Manuscript: February 7, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 22, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 2013
Published: April 9, 2013

Citation
Basudev Lahiri, Scott G. McMeekin, Richard M. De La Rue, and Nigel P. Johnson, "Enhanced Fano resonance of organic material films deposited on arrays of asymmetric split-ring resonators (A-SRRs)," Opt. Express 21, 9343-9352 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-8-9343


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