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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 24 — Nov. 27, 2006
  • pp: 11616–11621

Design of the Microstructured Optical Fiber-based Surface Plasmon Resonance sensors with enhanced microfluidics

A. Hassani and M. Skorobogatiy  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 24, pp. 11616-11621 (2006)

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The concept of a Microstructured Optical Fiber-based Surface Plasmon Resonance sensor with optimized microfluidics is proposed. In such a sensor plasmons on the inner surface of large metallized channels containing analyte can be excited by a fundamental mode of a single mode microstructured fiber. Phase matching between plasmon and a core mode can be enforced by introducing air filled microstructure into the fiber core, thus allowing tuning of the modal refractive index and its matching with that of a plasmon. Integration of large size microfluidic channels for efficient analyte flow together with a single mode waveguide of designable effective refractive index is attractive for the development of integrated highly sensitive MOF-SPR sensors operating at any designable wavelength.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: October 2, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 8, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 8, 2006
Published: November 27, 2006

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A. Hassani and M. Skorobogatiy, "Design of the microstructured optical fiber-based surface plasmon resonance sensors with enhanced microfluidics," Opt. Express 14, 11616-11621 (2006)

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