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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 22 — Oct. 27, 2008
  • pp: 17962–17971

Guided-mode resonance photonic crystal slab sensors based on bead monolayer geometry

Lina Shi, Pierre Pottier, Yves-Alain Peter, and Maksim Skorobogatiy  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 22, pp. 17962-17971 (2008)

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Using finite-difference time-domain method, we investigate photonic crystal slabs consisting of spherical voids or silica beads embedded into a dielectric slab as bio-chemical sensors. We study the dependence of the spectral position of guided-mode resonances on the refractive index of a slab material. The most sensitive design is based on voids filled with analyte. We also study the effects of the slab and analyte thicknesses on guided-mode resonance properties. We eventually demonstrate an aqueous analyte sensor with high sensitivity at visible wavelength as electro-magnetic energy distribution in some guided-mode resonances can be strongly localized in the analyte region.

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OCIS Codes
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: September 5, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 17, 2008
Published: October 21, 2008

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Lina Shi, Pierre Pottier, Yves-Alain Peter, and Maksim Skorobogatiy, "Guided-mode resonance photonic crystal slab sensors based on bead monolayer geometry," Opt. Express 16, 17962-17971 (2008)

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