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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2578–2580

Ion detection with photonic crystal microcavities

S. Chakravarty, J. Topol'ancik, P. Bhattacharya, S. Chakrabarti, Y. Kang, and M. E. Meyerhoff  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 19, pp. 2578-2580 (2005)

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We have experimentally demonstrated a cation and anion sensor by using short linear photonic crystal microcavities with an embedded quantum dot active region. The photonic crystal microcavity covered with an ion-selective polymer forms a submicrometer optical detection system sensitive to small changes of perchlorate anion (ClO4−) and calcium cation (Ca2+) concentrations.

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(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance

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S. Chakravarty, J. Topol'ancik, P. Bhattacharya, S. Chakrabarti, Y. Kang, and M. E. Meyerhoff, "Ion detection with photonic crystal microcavities," Opt. Lett. 30, 2578-2580 (2005)

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