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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2013
  • pp: 2569–2571

Defect-assisted plasmonic crystal sensor

Jayson L. Briscoe, Sang-Yeon Cho, and Igal Brener  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 14, pp. 2569-2571 (2013)

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We demonstrate enhanced sensitivity of a nanostructured plasmonic sensor that utilizes resonance in intentional structural defects within a plasmonic crystal. The measured sensitivity of the fabricated nanosensor is 500nm/RIU showing improvement over traditional nanohole array sensors. Furthermore, the defects provide an additional design parameter to increase sensitivity by engineering plasmon lifetime.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing and Sensors

Original Manuscript: May 20, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 13, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 17, 2013
Published: July 12, 2013

Jayson L. Briscoe, Sang-Yeon Cho, and Igal Brener, "Defect-assisted plasmonic crystal sensor," Opt. Lett. 38, 2569-2571 (2013)

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