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Excitation of surface plasmons using tilted planar-waveguide Bragg gratings

Excitation of surface plasmons using tilted planar-waveguide Bragg gratings
Excitation of surface plasmons using tilted planar-waveguide Bragg gratings
We present a planar integrated optical surface plasmon refractometer. The fabricated device operates by grating-matched coupling between a core waveguide mode and a set of hybrid plasmon-dielectric modes of a much wider integrated structure. The constructed device incorporates a 50 nm thin gold layer that separates a tilted planar-waveguide Bragg grating and a liquid analyte. It is demonstrated that polarization dependent plasmon anomalies occur in the transmission spectra of the device, which are understood using a numerical Cauchy integral mode solving approach. Sensitivities in this planar integrated device are comparable to existing fiber based plasmonic sensors, but with the advantages of planar integration and microfluidic adaptation.
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Holmes, C., Daly, K.R., Sparrow, I.J.G., Gates, J.C., D'Alessandro, G. and Smith, P.G.R. (2011) Excitation of surface plasmons using tilted planar-waveguide Bragg gratings. IEEE Photonics Journal, 3 (5), 777-788. (doi:10.1109/JPHOT.2011.2164395).

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We present a planar integrated optical surface plasmon refractometer. The fabricated device operates by grating-matched coupling between a core waveguide mode and a set of hybrid plasmon-dielectric modes of a much wider integrated structure. The constructed device incorporates a 50 nm thin gold layer that separates a tilted planar-waveguide Bragg grating and a liquid analyte. It is demonstrated that polarization dependent plasmon anomalies occur in the transmission spectra of the device, which are understood using a numerical Cauchy integral mode solving approach. Sensitivities in this planar integrated device are comparable to existing fiber based plasmonic sensors, but with the advantages of planar integration and microfluidic adaptation.

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Published date: September 2011
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre, Physics & Astronomy, Electronics & Computer Science

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Local EPrints ID: 201077
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/201077
ISSN: 1943-0655
PURE UUID: bbb9ba56-b5cd-426c-9b31-ad4092852415
ORCID for C. Holmes: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9021-3760
ORCID for J.C. Gates: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8671-5987
ORCID for G. D'Alessandro: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9166-9356
ORCID for P.G.R. Smith: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0319-718X

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Date deposited: 28 Oct 2011 07:56
Last modified: 03 Dec 2019 02:01

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Author: C. Holmes ORCID iD
Author: K.R. Daly
Author: I.J.G. Sparrow
Author: J.C. Gates ORCID iD
Author: G. D'Alessandro ORCID iD
Author: P.G.R. Smith ORCID iD

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