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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 23 — Nov. 10, 2008
  • pp: 18599–18604

Surface plasmon resonance hydrogen sensor based on metallic grating with high sensitivity

Kaiqun Lin, Yonghua Lu, Junxue Chen, Rongsheng Zheng, Pei Wang, and Hai Ming  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 23, pp. 18599-18604 (2008)

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High sensitivity is obtained at larger resonant incident angle if negative diffraction order of metallic grating is used to excite the surface plasmon. A highly sensitive grating-based surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensor is designed for the hydrogen detection. A thin palladium (Pd) film deposited on the grating surface is used as transducer. The influences of grating period and the thickness of Pd on the performance of sensor are investigated using rigorous coupled-wave analysis (RCWA) method. The sensitivity as well as the width of the SPR curves and reflective amplitude is considered simultaneously for designing the grating-based SPR hydrogen sensor, and a set of optimized structural parameters is presented. The performance of grating-based SPR sensor is also compared with that of conventional prism-based SPR sensor.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: September 19, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 17, 2008
Published: October 27, 2008

Kaiqun Lin, Yonghua Lu, Junxue Chen, Rongsheng Zheng, Pei Wang, and Hai Ming, "Surface plasmon resonance hydrogen sensor based on metallic grating with high sensitivity," Opt. Express 16, 18599-18604 (2008)

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