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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 16 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 15041–15046

Intensity based surface plasmon resonance sensor using a nanohole rectangular array

A-P. Blanchard-Dionne, L. Guyot, S. Patskovsky, R. Gordon, and M. Meunier  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 16, pp. 15041-15046 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.015041


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Abstract

We show high resolution measurements of a surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensor based on a rectangular nanohole array in a metal film. This SPR setup uses balanced intensity detection between two orthogonal polarizations of a He-Ne laser beam, which allows for sensitivity improvement, noise reduction and rejection of any uncorrelated variation in the intensity signal. A bulk sensitivity resolution of 6.4x10−6 RIU is demonstrated. The proposed methodology is promising for applications in portable nanoplasmonic multisensing and imaging.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: March 8, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 1, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 3, 2011
Published: July 21, 2011

Citation
A-P. Blanchard-Dionne, L. Guyot, S. Patskovsky, R. Gordon, and M. Meunier, "Intensity based surface plasmon resonance sensor using a nanohole rectangular array," Opt. Express 19, 15041-15046 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-16-15041


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