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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 10 — May. 16, 2005
  • pp: 3737–3742

Design study of highly sensitive nanowire-enhanced surface plasmon resonance biosensors using rigorous coupled wave analysis

Kyung Min Byun, Sung June Kim, and Donghyun Kim  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 10, pp. 3737-3742 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.003737


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Abstract

In this study, we investigated the sensitivity enhancement in nanowire-based surface plasmon resonance (SPR) biosensors using rigorous coupled wave analysis (RCWA). The enhancement, enabled by the excitation of localized surface plasmons in gold nanowires, offers improved performance in sensitivity as well as in reproducibility and customizability. Calculation results found that a T-profile provides higher sensitivity than an inverse T-profile in general and also determined optimum design parameters. Our study on a nanowire-enhanced SPR biosensor demonstrates the potential for significant improvement in the sensitivity through the nanowire-mediated localized SPR.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: April 6, 2005
Revised Manuscript: April 27, 2005
Published: May 16, 2005

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Kyung Byun, Sung Kim, and Donghyun Kim, "Design study of highly sensitive nanowire-enhanced surface plasmon resonance biosensors using rigorous coupled wave analysis," Opt. Express 13, 3737-3742 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-10-3737


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