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| EXPLORING THE INTERFACE OF LIGHT AND BIOMEDICINE

  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 5 — May. 17, 2007

Metallic film optimization in a surface plasmon resonance biosensor by the extended Rouard method

P. Lecaruyer, M. Canva, and J. Rolland  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 12, pp. 2361-2369 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.002361


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Abstract

The extended Rouard method is applied to the computation of a multi-absorbing-layer system for the optimization of surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensors. Specifically, the effect of the properties of a metallic layer on the shape of the reflectivity and sensitivity curve is demonstrated in the case of a Kretschmann configuration. This theoretical investigation allows us to establish the best optical properties of the metal to obtain a localized SPR, given the illuminating beam properties. Toward the development of a sensitive biosensor based on SPR, we quantify the changes in reflectivity of such an optical biosensor induced by the deposition of a nanometric biochemical film as a function of the metal film characteristics and the illumination operating conditions. The sensitivity of the system emphasizes the potential of such biophotonic technology using metallic multilayer configurations, especially with envisioned metamaterials.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.2720) Geometric optics : Mathematical methods (general)
(190.4350) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

ToC Category:
Thin Films

History
Original Manuscript: July 27, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 7, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 26, 2006
Published: April 3, 2007

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Vol. 2, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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P. Lecaruyer, M. Canva, and J. Rolland, "Metallic film optimization in a surface plasmon resonance biosensor by the extended Rouard method," Appl. Opt. 46, 2361-2369 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-12-2361


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