Journal article

A localized surface plasmon resonance-based optical fiber sensor with sub-wavelength apertures

H Nguyen, F Sidiroglou, SF Collins, TJ Davis, A Roberts, GW Baxter

APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS | AMER INST PHYSICS | Published : 2013

Abstract

An optical fiber refractive index sensor based on localized surface plasmon (LSP) resonances within resonant subwavelength apertures in a gold film is demonstrated. The excitation of LSPs within the apertures in the film on the optical fiber endfaces provided the basis of a compact refractive index sensor for liquids. A sensitivity of 755 ± 12 nm per refractive index unit was demonstrated for this sensor. © 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.

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