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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 26 — Dec. 30, 2013
  • pp: 32349–32357

Hollow fiber surface plasmon resonance sensor for the detection of liquid with high refractive index

Bing-Hong Liu, Yong-Xiang Jiang, Xiao-Song Zhu, Xiao-Li Tang, and Yi-Wei Shi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 26, pp. 32349-32357 (2013)

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A new kind of surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensor based on silver-coated hollow fiber (HF) structure for the detection of liquids with high refractive index (RI) is presented. Liquid sensed medium with high RI is filled in the hollow core of the HF and its RI can be detected by measuring the transmission spectra of the HF SPR sensor. The designed sensors with different silver thicknesses are fabricated and the transmission spectra for filled liquids with different RI are measured to investigate the performances of the sensors. Theoretical analysis is also carried out to evaluate the performance. The simulation results agree well with the experimental results. Factors that might affect sensitivity and detection accuracy of the sensor are discussed. The highest sensitivity achieved is 6607nm/RIU, which is comparable to the sensitivities of the other reported fiber SPR sensors.

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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
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

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Original Manuscript: October 24, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 16, 2013
Published: December 19, 2013

Bing-Hong Liu, Yong-Xiang Jiang, Xiao-Song Zhu, Xiao-Li Tang, and Yi-Wei Shi, "Hollow fiber surface plasmon resonance sensor for the detection of liquid with high refractive index," Opt. Express 21, 32349-32357 (2013)

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