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An experimental evaluation of the behavior of SPR fiber sensors in absorptive medium when plasmons are tuned to absorption peaks: method for selective measurement
Author(s): I. Leite; M. C. Navarrete; N. Díaz-Herrera; A. Gonzalez Cano; O. Esteban
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Paper Abstract

In this work we present experimental results that confirm the influence of an absorptive surrounding medium in the behavior of conventional SPR fiber sensors. It can be observed that when a plasmon resonance coincides with a wavelength absorbed by the medium, the depth of the dip is affected, as predicted in the simulations. The results are important from the basic point of view, since the influence of absorptive medium in plasma waves has not been sufficiently studied up to date and they can also be used as the basis for a new method of SPR-based refractometry selective to specific analytes without the need of the addition of recognizing elements to the transducer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2011
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7753, 21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 77530Y (17 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.885841
Show Author Affiliations
I. Leite, Univ. de Alcalá de Henares (Spain)
M. C. Navarrete, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
N. Díaz-Herrera, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
A. Gonzalez Cano, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
O. Esteban, Univ. de Alcalá de Henares (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7753:
21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Jacques Albert; Wojtek J. Bock, Editor(s)

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