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Design of a surface plasmon resonance refractive index sensor with high sensitivity
Author(s): Md. Rabiul Hasan; Sanjida Akter; M. Saifur Rahman; Kawsar Ahmed
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a highly sensitive photonic crystal fiber (PCF) refractive index sensor based on the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) effect operating in the telecommunication wavelengths. Gold is used as the plasmonic material due to its chemical stability and titanium dioxide (TiO2) is used to shift the resonance wavelength in the telecommunication bands. Both materials are deposited sequentially on the PCF surface, which is comparatively easy to fabricate. Numerical investigations show that the proposed sensor exhibits very high wavelength sensitivity of 10,800  nm/RIU and amplitude sensitivity of 514  RIU−1 in the sensing range between 1.46 and 1.48. Moreover, it exhibits maximum sensor resolution of 9.25×10−6  RIU and high linearity over a wide sensing range. The proposed sensor can be practically realized due to its simple and straightforward structure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 August 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 56(8) 087101 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.56.8.087101
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 56, Issue 8
Show Author Affiliations
Md. Rabiul Hasan, Rajshahi Univ. of Engineering & Technology (Bangladesh)
Sanjida Akter, Rajshahi Univ. of Engineering & Technology (Bangladesh)
M. Saifur Rahman, Rajshahi Univ. of Engineering & Technology (Bangladesh)
Kawsar Ahmed, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology Univ. (Bangladesh)

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