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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2005
  • pp: 1659–1661

Peak-type and dip-type metal-clad waveguide sensing

N. Skivesen, R. Horvath, and H. C. Pedersen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 13, pp. 1659-1661 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.001659


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Abstract

Two types of operation for metal-clad waveguide sensors, peak-type and dip-type operation, are described. The newly discovered peak-type operation [Sens. Actuators B94, 304 (2003)] can be achieved by use of a few-nanometers-thick cladding of a metal with a large imaginary permittivity, whereas conventional dip-type operation is obtained with a metal cladding with small imaginary permittivity some tens of nanometers thick. Both types of operation are described, and the main differences are illustrated.

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OCIS Codes
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

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N. Skivesen, R. Horvath, and H. C. Pedersen, "Peak-type and dip-type metal-clad waveguide sensing," Opt. Lett. 30, 1659-1661 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-13-1659


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