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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 24 — Nov. 22, 2010
  • pp: 24412–24422

Dual channel planar waveguide surface plasmon resonance biosensor for an aqueous environment

E. K. Akowuah, T. Gorman, S. Haxha, and J. V. Oliver  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 24, pp. 24412-24422 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.024412


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Abstract

A theoretical study on a dual channel planar waveguide surface plasmon biosensor is presented in this paper. The proposed device consists of a planar waveguide with two active regions. It has been demonstrated that the proposed waveguide sensor can be configured to operate in either multi anlalyte or self referencing mode. The channel discriminative property of the device is investigated using an eigenmode solver with perfectly matched layers (PML).

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Sensors

History
Original Manuscript: September 16, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 14, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 14, 2010
Published: November 8, 2010

Citation
E. K. Akowuah, T. Gorman, S. Haxha, and J. V. Oliver, "Dual channel planar waveguide surface plasmon resonance biosensor for an aqueous environment," Opt. Express 18, 24412-24422 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-24-24412


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