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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 4 — Feb. 24, 2014
  • pp: 4723–4730

How to avoid a negative shift in reflection-type surface plasmon resonance biosensors with metallic nanostructures

Nak-Hyeon Kim, Tae Woo Kim, and Kyung Min Byun  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 4, pp. 4723-4730 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.004723


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate that introduction of a dielectric film can prevent the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) curve from being shifted to a smaller angle, called negative shift, which occurs unpredictably when metallic nanostructures deposited on a metal film are exposed to an adsorption of binding analytes. From parylene coating experiments, we find that the proposed reflection-type SPR system with a low refractive index MgF2 film and gold nanorods can provide an enhanced sensitivity by more than 6 times as well as a reliable positive shift. It is due to the fact that use of a dielectric film can contribute to the compensation of an anomalous dispersion relation and the prevention of a destructive interaction of propagating surface plasmons with multiple localized plasmon modes. Our approach is intended to show the feasibility and extend the applicability of the proposed SPR system to diverse biomolecular reactions.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(280.1415) Remote sensing and sensors : Biological sensing and sensors
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Sensors

History
Original Manuscript: October 14, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 25, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 4, 2014
Published: February 21, 2014

Virtual Issues
Vol. 9, Iss. 4 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Nak-Hyeon Kim, Tae Woo Kim, and Kyung Min Byun, "How to avoid a negative shift in reflection-type surface plasmon resonance biosensors with metallic nanostructures," Opt. Express 22, 4723-4730 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-4-4723


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