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Optical lightpipe sensor based on surface plasmon resonance
Author(s): Shuai Shen; Kyle S. Johnston; Sinclair S. Yee
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, a novel optical sensor using surface plasmon resonance in a symmetrical planar lightpipe is introduced. The new design utilizes a microscope slide with beveled ends as the sensor substrate. Collimated TM polarized white light is used to interrogate the sensing surface at a single angle. Preliminary experimental results for glycerol solutions from 0.6%wt to 16%wt demonstrate a concentration sensitivity of 3.4 multiplied by 10-4 by weight. The corresponding refractive index sensitivity is estimated as 4 by 10-5.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2872, Second Pacific Northwest Fiber Optic Sensor Workshop, (5 August 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.245579
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Shuai Shen, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Kyle S. Johnston, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Sinclair S. Yee, Univ. of Washington (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2872:
Second Pacific Northwest Fiber Optic Sensor Workshop
Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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