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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 11 — Oct. 31, 2012

Tapered optical fiber sensor based on localized surface plasmon resonance

Hsing-Ying Lin, Chen-Han Huang, Gia-Ling Cheng, Nan-Kuang Chen, and Hsiang-Chen Chui  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 19, pp. 21693-21701 (2012)

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A tapered fiber localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) sensor is demonstrated for refractive index sensing and label-free biochemical detection. The sensing strategy relies on the interrogation of the transmission intensity change due to the evanescent field absorption of immobilized gold nanoparticles on the tapered fiber surface. The refractive index resolution based on the interrogation of transmission intensity change is calculated to be 3.2 × 10−5 RIU. The feasibility of DNP-functionalized tapered fiber LSPR sensor in monitoring anti-DNP antibody with different concentrations spiked in buffer is examined. Results suggest that the compact sensor can perform qualitative and quantitative biochemical detection in real-time and thus has potential to be used in biomolecular sensing applications.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

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Original Manuscript: July 10, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 4, 2012
Published: September 6, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 11 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Hsing-Ying Lin, Chen-Han Huang, Gia-Ling Cheng, Nan-Kuang Chen, and Hsiang-Chen Chui, "Tapered optical fiber sensor based on localized surface plasmon resonance," Opt. Express 20, 21693-21701 (2012)

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