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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2009
  • pp: 3890–3892

Side-hole fiber sensor based on surface plasmon resonance

Anna Wang, Andrew Docherty, Boris T. Kuhlmey, Felicity M. Cox, and Maryanne C.J. Large  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 24, pp. 3890-3892 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.003890


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Abstract

Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) is demonstrated in a microstructured optical fiber sensor for the first time (to our knowledge). SPR features were observed at 560 and 620 nm when sample fluids of refractive indices n = 1.38 and n = 1.41 , respectively, were applied to the sensor. This study also identifies a new approach to improve the resolution of fiber SPR sensors.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5460) Optoelectronics : Polymer waveguides
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: September 1, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 13, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 13, 2009
Published: December 11, 2009

Citation
Anna Wang, Andrew Docherty, Boris T. Kuhlmey, Felicity M. Cox, and Maryanne C. J. Large, "Side-hole fiber sensor based on surface plasmon resonance," Opt. Lett. 34, 3890-3892 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-24-3890


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