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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2010
  • pp: 4003–4005

Multilayer metal/metal-oxide diffractive structure for photonic temperature sensing

Loukas Athanasekos, Miltiadis Vasileiadis, Anna Tsigara, Eliana Kaminska, Anna Piotrowska, Dimitris Alexandropoulos, Michail M. Sigalas, and Nikos A. Vainos  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 23, pp. 4003-4005 (2010)

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We designed and fabricated multilayer metal/metal-oxide surface relief diffractive grating structures by growing alternating Pt and SnO x layers. Optical interrogation at 633 nm reveals the temperature dependence of their reflection and transmission diffractive effects. This function is explored here in the context of a remote, spatially localized, photonic temperature sensing operation, achieving sensitivity of 10% per ° C for the zeroth-order in the transmission mode. The experimental demonstration is found to be in good agreement with the results of rigorous coupled wave analysis of the composite metal/metal-oxide element.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors
(120.6780) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Temperature
(230.1950) Optical devices : Diffraction gratings
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors
(280.6780) Remote sensing and sensors : Temperature

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: July 30, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 4, 2010
Published: November 23, 2010

Loukas Athanasekos, Miltiadis Vasileiadis, Anna Tsigara, Eliana Kaminska, Anna Piotrowska, Dimitris Alexandropoulos, Michail M. Sigalas, and Nikos A. Vainos, "Multilayer metal/metal-oxide diffractive structure for photonic temperature sensing," Opt. Lett. 35, 4003-4005 (2010)

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