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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 15 — Jul. 25, 2005
  • pp: 5669–5675

High performance plasmonic crystal sensor formed by soft nanoimprint lithography

Viktor Malyarchuk, Feng Hua, Nathan H. Mack, Vanessa T. Velasquez, Jeffrey O. White, Ralph G. Nuzzo, and John A. Rogers  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 15, pp. 5669-5675 (2005)

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This paper describes a new type of plasmonic sensor fabricated by imprint lithography using a soft, elastomeric mold. Angle-dependent, zero-order transmission experiments demonstrate the sensing potential of this device, which uses a two dimensional plasmonic crystal. Full angle-dependent mapping shows that the sensitivity to surface chemical binding events reaches maxima near regions of the plasmonic Brillouin zone where the dispersion curves of multiple surface plasmon polariton modes converge. This behavior, together with the simple, low cost procedures for building the structures, suggests a potentially important role for these devices in high performance chemical and biological sensing.

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OCIS Codes
(000.2190) General : Experimental physics
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: May 5, 2005
Revised Manuscript: July 8, 2005
Published: July 25, 2005

Viktor Malyarchuk, Feng Hua, Nathan Mack, Vanessa Velasquez, Jeffrey White, Ralph Nuzzo, and John Rogers, "High performance plasmonic crystal sensor formed by soft nanoimprint lithography," Opt. Express 13, 5669-5675 (2005)

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