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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 6 — Mar. 12, 2012
  • pp: 5974–5986

A multi-core holey fiber based plasmonic sensor with large detection range and high linearity

Binbin Shuai, Li Xia, Yating Zhang, and Deming Liu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 6, pp. 5974-5986 (2012)

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We present and numerically characterize a closed-form multi-core holey fiber based plasmonic sensor. The coupling properties of the specific modes are investigated comprehensively by the finite element method. It is found that not only phase matching but also loss matching plays a key role in the coupling process between the fundamental mode and plasmonic mode. The coupling transforms from incomplete coupling to complete coupling with increasing analyte RI. An average sensitivity of 2929.39nm/RIU in the sensing range 1.33-1.42, and 9231.27nm/RIU in 1.43-1.53 with high linearity is obtained. The dynamic sensing range is the largest among the reported holey fiber based plasmonic sensors, to the best of our knowledge.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

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Original Manuscript: January 4, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 18, 2012
Published: February 27, 2012

Binbin Shuai, Li Xia, Yating Zhang, and Deming Liu, "A multi-core holey fiber based plasmonic sensor with large detection range and high linearity," Opt. Express 20, 5974-5986 (2012)

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