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Fabrication and mechanical properties of surface plasmon waveguide biosensors on thin CYTOP membranes
Author(s): Norman Fong; Pierre Berini; R. Niall Tait
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Paper Abstract

A Long Range Surface Plasmon Polariton (LRSPP) gold waveguide supported by a thin suspended CYTOP membrane is discussed with respect to biosensing applications. This structure allows for refractive index symmetry through immersion in liquid or gaseous environments. The amorphous fluoropolymer CYTOP is used for the membrane material due to its desirable optical properties. The fabrication steps for the membranes and waveguides are described along with the membranes' mechanical properties determined experimentally through bulge testing. These structures are promising for applications in biological and chemical sensing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7750, Photonics North 2010, 77502J (22 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.872013
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Norman Fong, Carleton Univ. (Canada)
Pierre Berini, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
R. Niall Tait, Carleton Univ. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7750:
Photonics North 2010
Henry P. Schriemer; Rafael N. Kleiman, Editor(s)

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