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Metamaterial-based sensor for skin disease diagnostics
Author(s): L. La Spada; R. Iovine; R. Tarparelli; L. Vegni
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Paper Abstract

Skin absorption properties, under diseases conditions, are modified due to the structural variations of chromophores and pigments. The measurement of such different absorptions can be a useful tool for the recognition of different skin diseases. In this study the design of a multi-resonant metamaterial-based sensor operating in the optical frequency range is presented. The sensor has been designed, in order to have multiple specific resonant frequencies, tuned to the skin components spectral characteristics. A change in the frequency amplitude of the sensor response is related to the different absorption rate of skin chromophores and pigments. A new analytical model, describing the multi-resonant sensor behaviour, is developed. Good agreement among analytical and numerical results was achieved. Full-wave simulations have validated the capability of the proposed sensor to identify different skin diseases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8767, Integrated Photonics: Materials, Devices, and Applications II, 87670T (22 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2017561
Show Author Affiliations
L. La Spada, Univ. degli Studi di Roma Tre (Italy)
R. Iovine, Univ. degli Studi di Roma Tre (Italy)
R. Tarparelli, Univ. degli Studi di Roma Tre (Italy)
L. Vegni, Univ. degli Studi di Roma Tre (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8767:
Integrated Photonics: Materials, Devices, and Applications II
Jean-Marc Fédéli; Laurent Vivien; Meint K. Smit, Editor(s)

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