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High-sensitive SPR sensing with Indium Nitride as a dielectric overlay of optical fibers

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Esteban Martínez, Óscar and Díaz Herrera, Natalia and Naranjo Vega, Fernando Bernabé and Valdueza Felip, Sirona and Navarrete Fernández, María Cruz and González Cano, Agustín (2011) High-sensitive SPR sensing with Indium Nitride as a dielectric overlay of optical fibers. Sensors and Actuators B - Chemical, 158 (1). pp. 372-376. ISSN 0925-4005

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2011.06.038


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Abstract

In this work, an Indium Nitride (InN) dielectric overlay has been used to develop a surface plasmon resonance optical fiber sensor. Although InN is a very promising material in electronics industry, this is the first time that this kind of material is used for optical sensing. The obtained results show an improvement of the reliability and long term stability with respect to previous devices made with the same technology. More remarkably, the sensitivity increases up to 11,800 nm/RIU in the range of outer refractive indices between 1.415 and 1.429, the highest sensitivity achieved with this kind of devices. Therefore, a novel application of the InN to optical fiber sensors is demonstrated. The use of this material would be of great interest to produce new SPR-based devices for chemical and biological sensing.


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© 2011 Elsevier B.V.
This work has been partially supported by Spanish Ministry of Science research projects SPRINT (reference TQ2009-10550)
and FASTCOM (reference TEC2009-14423-C02-02), by Community of Madrid project FACTOTEM II (reference S2009/ESP-1781) and by the European Social Fund and the European Fund for Regional Development.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Surface-Plasmon Resonance, Tapered Fibers, Fiberoptic Sensors, Excitation, Biosensors, Range, Inn
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
ID Code:23940
Deposited On:11 Mar 2014 09:07
Last Modified:25 Nov 2014 11:16

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