Plasmonic Sensors Based on Funneling Light Through Nanophotonic Structures



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Elshorbagy, Mahmoud Hamdy Mohamed and Cuadrado Conde, Alexander and Alda, Javier (2020) Plasmonic Sensors Based on Funneling Light Through Nanophotonic Structures. Plasmonics . ISSN 1557-1955

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We present a refractometric sensor realized as a stack of metallic gratings with subwavelength features and embedded within a low-index dielectric medium. Light is strongly confined through funneling mechanisms and excites resonances that sense the analyte medium. Two terminations of the structure are compared. One of them has a dielectric medium in contact with the analyte and exploits the selective spectral transmission of the structure. The other design has a metallic continuous layer that generates surface plasmon resonances at the metal/analyte interface. Both designs respond with narrow spectral features that are sensible to the change in the refractive index of the analyte and can be used for sensing biomedical samples.

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Received: 12 september 2019; Accepted: 04 december 2019; Published: 03 january 2020

Uncontrolled Keywords:Nanophotonics; Plasmonics; OPtical sensors; Refractometry
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
ID Code:59553
Deposited On:17 Mar 2020 16:13
Last Modified:17 Mar 2020 16:13

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