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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 13 — Jun. 25, 2007
  • pp: 8163–8169

Enhanced SPR sensitivity using periodic metallic structures

Colin J. Alleyne, Andrew G. Kirk, Ross C. McPhedran, Nicolae-Alexandru P. Nicorovici, and Daniel Maystre  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 13, pp. 8163-8169 (2007)

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A sinusoidal silver grating is used to create a six-fold enhancement of the SPR response compared to a flat surface. The grating parameters are chosen to create a surface plasmon bandgap and it is shown that the enhancement of the sensitivity to bulk sample index occurs when operating near the bandgap. The Kretschmann configuration is considered and the Boundary Element Method is used to generate the dispersion curves.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: May 1, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 11, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 11, 2007
Published: June 14, 2007

Colin J. Alleyne, Andrew G. Kirk, Ross C. McPhedran, Nicolae-Alexandru P. Nicorovici, and Daniel Maystre, "Enhanced SPR sensitivity using periodic metallic structures," Opt. Express 15, 8163-8169 (2007)

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