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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1050–1055

Monolayers of different metal nanoparticles in microstructured optical fibers with multiplex plasmonic properties

Anka Schwuchow, Marko Zobel, Andrea Csaki, Kerstin Schröder, Jens Kobelke, Wolfgang Fritzsche, and Kay Schuster  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 8, pp. 1050-1055 (2012)

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Microstructured optical fibers (MOFs) show plasmonic properties after deposition of metal nanoparticles on the surface of their capillaries. A method of enhancing the functionality of such fibers by immobilizing different nanoparticles in the different capillaries of an MOF is described. Silver and gold nanoparticles show well-separated localized surface plasmon resonances (LSPRs). Measurements confirm calculations, according to which both resonance wavelengths shift with changes in the refractive index of the nanoparticles’ immediate environment. Such modified MOFs can be used in LSPR sensing; they may also be used in multiplex detection of bio-analytes, in particular.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(160.3900) Materials : Metals
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Materials for Fiber Optics

Original Manuscript: May 31, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 10, 2012
Published: July 11, 2012

Anka Schwuchow, Marko Zobel, Andrea Csaki, Kerstin Schröder, Jens Kobelke, Wolfgang Fritzsche, and Kay Schuster, "Monolayers of different metal nanoparticles in microstructured optical fibers with multiplex plasmonic properties," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 1050-1055 (2012)

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