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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 19 — Sep. 13, 2010
  • pp: 20409–20421

In situ monitoring of the formation of nanoscale polyelectrolyte coatings on optical fibers using Surface Plasmon Resonances

Yanina Shevchenko, Nur Uddin Ahamad, Anatoli Ianoul, and Jacques Albert  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 19, pp. 20409-20421 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.020409


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Abstract

Deposition of a conformal nanoscale polymer coating was characterized using a fiber SPR sensor. The sensor platform consisted of an unmodified gold-coated single mode fiber where SPR was excited through the coupling of the core mode into the cladding modes using a Tilted Fiber Bragg Grating. The results from this study show how the sensor can monitor in real time the formation of polyelectrolyte coatings during a process consisting of several stages of immersion. The experimental data was further calibrated by simulations and Atomic Force Microscope imaging allowing us to determine the thickness and refractive index of the adsorbed polyelectrolyte.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: June 10, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 27, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 2, 2010
Published: September 10, 2010

Virtual Issues
Vol. 5, Iss. 13 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Yanina Shevchenko, Nur Uddin Ahamad, Anatoli Ianoul, and Jacques Albert, "In situ monitoring of the formation of nanoscale polyelectrolyte coatings on optical fibers using Surface Plasmon Resonances," Opt. Express 18, 20409-20421 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-19-20409


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