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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 5 — Jun. 6, 2013

Silk protein based hybrid photonic-plasmonic crystal

Sunghwan Kim, Alexander N. Mitropoulos, Joshua D. Spitzberg, David L. Kaplan, and Fiorenzo G Omenetto  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 7, pp. 8897-8903 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.008897


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Abstract

We propose a biocompatible hybrid photonic platform incorporating a 3D silk inverse opal (SIO) crystal and a 2D plasmonic crystal formed on the top surface of the SIO. This hybrid photonic-plasmonic crystal (HPPC) structure simultaneously exhibits both an extraordinary transmission and a pseudo-photonic band-gap in its transmission spectrum. We demonstrate the use of the HPPC as a refractive index (RI) sensor. By performing a multispectral analysis to analyze the RI value, a sensitivity of 200,000 nm·Δ%T/RIU (refractive index unit) is achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(280.1415) Remote sensing and sensors : Biological sensing and sensors
(160.1435) Materials : Biomaterials
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: March 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 21, 2013
Published: April 3, 2013

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Vol. 8, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Sunghwan Kim, Alexander N. Mitropoulos, Joshua D. Spitzberg, David L. Kaplan, and Fiorenzo G Omenetto, "Silk protein based hybrid photonic-plasmonic crystal," Opt. Express 21, 8897-8903 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-7-8897


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