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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 23 — Nov. 7, 2011
  • pp: 22863–22873

Wagon wheel fiber based multichannel plasmonic sensor

Yating Zhang, Chi Zhou, Li Xia, Xia Yu, and Deming Liu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 22863-22873 (2011)

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We proposed the first microstructured optical fiber based multichannel plasmonic sensor design. The large air holes can facilitate sample loading and can be modified to realize two functionalities, dual analyte sensing and self referencing. A theoretical analysis is carried out to simulate these two operation modes and study the influences of the structural variables on the sensor performance. In dual analyte detection, average sensitivity of 6.5 × 10−6 RIU for each channel can be achieved over a dynamic index range of 1.33 to 1.36. In self referencing operation, the capability of the proposed sensor in nullifying environmental noises has also been demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

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Original Manuscript: July 25, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 7, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 11, 2011
Published: October 27, 2011

Yating Zhang, Chi Zhou, Li Xia, Xia Yu, and Deming Liu, "Wagon wheel fiber based multichannel plasmonic sensor," Opt. Express 19, 22863-22873 (2011)

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