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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2006
  • pp: 1528–1530

High-resolution surface plasmon resonance sensor based on linewidth-optimized nanohole array transmittance

Kevin A. Tetz, Lin Pang, and Yeshaiahu Fainman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 10, pp. 1528-1530 (2006)

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A high spectral resolution, 2D nanohole-array-based surface plasmon resonance sensor that operates at normal or near normal incidence—facilitating high spatial resolution imaging—is presented. The angular and spectral transmittance of the structure is modified from a Fano type to a pure Lorentzian line shape with a parallel and orthogonal polarizer–analyzer pair. This change leads to a linewidth narrowing that maximizes the sensor resolution, which we show to be of O ( 10 5 ) refractive index units (RIU). We estimate the potential of this system of O ( 10 6 ) RIU under optimal conditions.

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OCIS Codes
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: December 15, 2005
Revised Manuscript: February 8, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 11, 2006

Kevin A. Tetz, Lin Pang, and Yeshaiahu Fainman, "High-resolution surface plasmon resonance sensor based on linewidth-optimized nanohole array transmittance," Opt. Lett. 31, 1528-1530 (2006)

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