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Ultra-narrow spectral response of a hybrid plasmonic-grating sensor

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Elshorbagy, Mahmoud Hamdy Mohamed and Cuadrado Conde, Alexander and García Cámara, Braulio and Vergaz Benito, Ricardo and Gómez Pedrero, José Antonio and Alda, Javier (2019) Ultra-narrow spectral response of a hybrid plasmonic-grating sensor. IEEE Sensors Journal . ISSN 1530-437X

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2019.2960556




Abstract

We configure and analyze a nanostructured device that hybridizes grating modes and surface plasmon resonances. The model uses an effective index of refraction that considers the volume fraction of the involved materials, and the propagation depth of the plasmon through the structure. Our geometry is an extruded low-order diffraction grating made of dielectric nano-triangles. Surface plasmon resonances are excited at a metal/dielectric interface, which is separated from the analyte by a high-index dielectric layer. The optical performance of the refractometric sensor is highly competitive in sensitivity and figure of merit (FOM) because of the the ultra-narrow spectral response (below 0.1 nm). Moreover, it is operative within a wide range of the index of refraction (from 1.3 till 1.56), and also works under normal incidence conditions.


Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nanophotonics; Plasmonics; Optical sensors
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
Medical sciences > Optics > Geometrical and instumental optics
ID Code:59110
Deposited On:24 Feb 2020 15:01
Last Modified:24 Feb 2020 15:15

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