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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 19 — Sep. 10, 2012
  • pp: 21729–21738

Fiber-optic waveguide coupled surface plasmon resonance sensor

Jae Heon Ahn, Tae Yeon Seong, Won Mok Kim, Taek Sung Lee, Inho Kim, and Kyeong-Seok Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 19, pp. 21729-21738 (2012)

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A novel approach to give an excellent tunability and self-referencing capability was presented by applying a concept of waveguide coupled surface plasmon resonance mode to a fiber-optic sensor. The presence of dielectric waveguide sandwiched between two metal layers made it possible to precisely tune the resonance wavelength in a broad range from visible to infrared region and to generate multiple modes which may be selectively used for suitable applications. Our approach also verified the potential capability of self-referencing based on a remarkable difference in sensitivity between the plasmonic and waveguide modes excited by p- and s-polarized lights, respectively, without using an additional reference channel. Experimental measurement carried out on sucrose solutions with varying concentration demonstrated the feasibility of our approach.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

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Original Manuscript: July 17, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 4, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 4, 2012
Published: September 6, 2012

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Jae Heon Ahn, Tae Yeon Seong, Won Mok Kim, Taek Sung Lee, Inho Kim, and Kyeong-Seok Lee, "Fiber-optic waveguide coupled surface plasmon resonance sensor," Opt. Express 20, 21729-21738 (2012)

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