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Optical characterization of refractive index sensors based on planar waveguide Fabry–Pérot Bragg grating cavity
Author(s): Sang-Mae Lee; Won-Taek Jeong; Kyung-Chun Kim; Kyung-Jo Kim; Min-Cheol Oh; Simarjeet S. Saini; Mario Dagenais

Paper Abstract

The evanescent field–based polymeric planar waveguide refractive index sensors having a high Q Fabry–Pérot (FP) cavity between identical dual Bragg gratings corrugated on the surface of the planar waveguide were developed. The FP Bragg gratings cavity was fabricated with a cavity size of 5 and 7 mm, respectively. The spectra of light reflected from fabricated Bragg gratings, which were butt joined, were measured and compared with different indices of surrounding media. It was obtained that the FP Bragg gratings cavity is more sensitive than the single Bragg grating. The sensor developed shows much promise in the application of biomedical diagnostics such as a biosensor and/or environmental monitoring systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 December 2013
PDF: 11 pages
J. Nanophoton. 7(1) 073792 doi: 10.1117/1.JNP.7.073792
Published in: Journal of Nanophotonics Volume 7, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Sang-Mae Lee, Pusan National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Won-Taek Jeong, Pusan National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Kyung-Chun Kim, Pusan National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Kyung-Jo Kim, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Min-Cheol Oh, Pusan National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Simarjeet S. Saini, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
Mario Dagenais, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)

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