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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 1 — Jan. 5, 2009
  • pp: 293–303

Surface Plasmon Resonance sensor showing enhanced sensitivity for CO2 detection in the mid-infrared range

Sylvain Herminjard, Lorenzo Sirigu, Hans Peter Herzig, Eric Studemann, Andrea Crottini, Jean-Paul Pellaux, Tobias Gresch, Milan Fischer, and Jérôme Faist  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 1, pp. 293-303 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.000293


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Abstract

We present the first optical sensor based on Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) operating in the mid-infrared range. The experimental setup is based on a Kretschmann geometry with Ti/Au layers deposited on a CaF2 prism where light excitation is provided by a Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) source. Evidence of SPR is presented and the sensing capability of the system is demonstrated by using CO2 and N2 mixtures as test samples. Due to the absorption of CO2 at this wavelength, it is shown that the sensitivity of this configuration is five times higher than a similar SPR sensor operating in the visible range of the spectrum.

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OCIS Codes
(040.3060) Detectors : Infrared
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(140.5965) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers, quantum cascade

ToC Category:
Remote sensing and sensors

History
Original Manuscript: October 15, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 19, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 22, 2008
Published: January 2, 2009

Citation
Sylvain Herminjard, Lorenzo Sirigu, Hans Peter Herzig, Eric Studemann, Andrea Crottini, Jean-Paul Pellaux, Tobias Gresch, Milan Fischer, and Jérôme Faist, "Surface Plasmon Resonance sensor showing enhanced sensitivity for CO2 detection in the mid-infrared range," Opt. Express 17, 293-303 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-1-293


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