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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 13 — Jun. 22, 2009
  • pp: 10606–10611

Long-range surface plasmon-polariton waveguide sensors with a Bragg grating in the asymmetric double-electrode structure

Yang Hyun Joo, Seok Ho Song, and Robert Magnusson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 13, pp. 10606-10611 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.010606


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Abstract

We propose a Bragg grating resonance sensor based on long-range surface plasmon-polaritons (LRSPP) excited on an asymmetric double-electrode waveguide structure. The proposed LRSPP waveguide sensor utilizes spectral resonance of the asymmetric double-electrode structure by adding a Bragg grating layer on the top surface of the metal slab. We have numerically estimated the bulk index resolution and thickness detection limit of a target biomolecule layer under 30 dB total propagation loss. The sub-μm fluidic channel between the two metal layers always experiences a highly confined LRSPP mode excited by end-fire coupling with optical fibers, therefore the proposed LRSPP sensor platform can be applied to a variety of integrated sensor-chip scenarios.

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OCIS Codes
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 11, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 3, 2009
Published: June 9, 2009

Virtual Issues
Vol. 4, Iss. 8 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Yang Hyun Joo, Seok Ho Song, and Robert Magnusson, "Long-range surface plasmon-polariton waveguide sensors with a Bragg grating
in the asymmetric double-electrode structure," Opt. Express 17, 10606-10611 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-13-10606


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