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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 27 — Dec. 19, 2011
  • pp: 26318–26324

Phase sensitive sensor on plasmonic nanograting structures.

M. Maisonneuve, O. d’Allivy Kelly, A-P. Blanchard-Dionne, S. Patskovsky, and M. Meunier  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 27, pp. 26318-26324 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.026318


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Abstract

In this paper, a concept of phase sensitive sensor based on plasmonic nanograting structures with normal incidence and transmission detection is presented. Performed theoretical modeling enables fabrication of nanostructures with optimal geometry for polarimetric measurements of the phase difference between s- and p- polarized light. High phase resolution of the optical setup (6*10−3 deg.) allows detection of the bulk refractive index with sensitivity equal to 3.8*10−6 RIU. Proposed technique presents a more efficient alternative to the conventional spectral interrogation method of nanoplasmonic-based sensing and could be used for multisensing or imaging applications.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Sensors

History
Original Manuscript: July 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 15, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 6, 2011
Published: December 9, 2011

Virtual Issues
Vol. 7, Iss. 2 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
M. Maisonneuve, O. d’Allivy Kelly, A-P. Blanchard-Dionne, S. Patskovsky, and M. Meunier, "Phase sensitive sensor on plasmonic nanograting structures.," Opt. Express 19, 26318-26324 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-27-26318


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