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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2010
  • pp: 3871–3873

Pressure-tunable guided-mode resonance sensor for single-wavelength characterization

Steven Foland, Kyung-Hak Choi, and Jeong-Bong Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 23, pp. 3871-3873 (2010)

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A method of tuning a one-dimensional guided-mode resonance grating through the use of an air-pressure-responsive membrane is demonstrated here using finite-element method simulation. The device consists of a titanium dioxide ( TiO 2 ) grating structure embedded in a flexible polydimethylsiloxane membrane. This grating has a resonant response to TM-polarized light at a wavelength dependent upon the refractive index of the surrounding medium. By varying the pressure by 5500 Pa , lateral strain may be applied to the grating; this allows resonances to be produced for medium refractive indices ranging from 1.33 to 1.50 for a fixed-wavelength 850 nm light source.

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OCIS Codes
(220.4880) Optical design and fabrication : Optomechanics
(050.5745) Diffraction and gratings : Resonance domain

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: September 2, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 19, 2010
Published: November 18, 2010

Steven Foland, Kyung-Hak Choi, and Jeong-Bong Lee, "Pressure-tunable guided-mode resonance sensor for single-wavelength characterization," Opt. Lett. 35, 3871-3873 (2010)

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