Design and Optimization of a Novel Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensor based on Otto Configuration

Akowuah, Emmanuel K. and Gorman, Terry and Haxha, Shyqyri (2009) Design and Optimization of a Novel Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensor based on Otto Configuration. Optics Express, 17 (26). (Full text available)

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Abstract

A theoretical study on a novel planar waveguide surface Plasmon Biosensor is presented in this paper. The proposed biosensor has a configuration similar to the Otto excitation mechanism for surface Plasmon polaritons. The performance of the device with respect to key system parameters such as gap width and device length is investigated using an eigenmode solver with perfectly matched layers (PML). Device resolution of 2.3 x 10-4 RIU has been demonstrated for an aqueous analyte.

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Additional information: This paper was published in [Optics Express] and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: [please see the Official Url]. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
Uncontrolled keywords: Sensors, surface plasmons, fiber optics sensors, integrated optics devices
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK8300 Optoelectronic devices
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Broadband & Wireless Communications
Depositing User: J. Harries
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2010 10:58
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2014 09:50
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/24325 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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